1793–1870
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Jan­u­ary 18, 1793, High Wy­combe, Buck­ing­ham­shire, Eng­land.

Ap­ril 19, 1870, Leam­ing­ton, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Pri­ory Church of St. Pe­ter, Ast­ley, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

William was the fa­ther of hymn­ist Fran­ces Hav­er­gal. He mar­ried twice, to Jane Head (1816) and Car­o­line Ann Cooke (1851).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Mer­chant Tay­lors School, North­wood, Hert­ford­shire, and St. Ed­mund Hall, Ox­ford (BA 1815, MA 1819).

He was or­dained an Ang­li­can dea­con in 1816, and priest in 1817. He held three rec­tor­ships: Ast­ley, Wor­ces­ter­shire (1829); St. Ni­cho­las, Wor­ces­ter (1842); and Shares­hill, near Wol­ver­hamp­ton (1860).

The ep­i­taph on Ha­ver­gal’s white mar­ble tomb:

The Rev. William Henry Havergal, M.S.,
Vicar of Shareshill and Hon. Canon of Worcester Ca­thed­ral.
Died at Leamington, 19th April 1870, aged 77.
Curate 7, and Rector 13 years, of this parish, 1822 to 1843.
A faithful minister in the Lord (Eph. Vi. 21).

Memorial tab­lets to him were placed in Wor­ces­ter Ca­thed­ral, St. Ni­cho­las and Shares­hill churches.

  1. All Hail, Thou Re­sur­rec­tion!
  2. Blessed Jesus, Lord and Bro­ther
  3. Brighter Than Me­rid­i­an Splen­dor
  4. Christians, Awake to Joy and Praise
  5. Come, Sheph­erds, Come, ’Tis Just a Year
  6. Forever and For­ev­er, Lord
  7. Hallelujah! Lord, Our Voic­es
  8. Heralds of the Lord of Glo­ry
  9. Hosanna! Raise the Peal­ing Hymn
  10. How Vast the Field of Souls
  11. In Doubt and Dread Dis­may
  12. Lord, if Jud­gments Now Are Wak­ing
  13. Jerusalem the Gold­en, the Home of Saints Shall Be
  14. My Times Are in Thy Hand
  15. No Dawn of Ho­ly Light
  16. Our Faith­ful God Hath Sent Us
  17. Remember, Lord, Thy Word of Old Dis­played
  18. Shout, O Earth! from Si­lence Wak­ing
  19. So Hap­py All the Day
  20. Soon the Trum­pet of Sal­va­tion
  21. To Praise Our Shep­herd’s Care
  22. Widely, Midst the Slum­ber­ing Na­tions
  23. Worcester Chris­tmas Ca­rol, The
  1. Baca
  2. Bavaria
  3. Dusseldorf
  4. Eden
  5. Evan
  6. Gennesaret
  7. Old Sax­ony
  8. Patmos
  9. Ratisbon
  10. Samos
  11. St. John (Par­ish)
  12. Stobel
  13. Swabia
  14. Zoan