1622-1695

Probably April 17, 1622, Newton-By-Usk, Llansaintffiad, Wales.

April 23, 1695, Newton St. Bridget.

Llansantffiaed churchyard, Wales.

Vaughan studied under Rev. Matthew Herbert, Rector of Llangattock. He went to Jesus College at Oxford in 1638, but due to the national troubles of those days, his studies, and those of his twin brother, were interrupted, and they had to leave the university. Subsequently Henry entered the medical profession, and practiced at Breacon and Newton. As a religious poet, Vaughan’s style was similar to that of George Herbert, whom he greatly admired. Vaughn’s works include:

  1. As Travelers When the Twilight’s Come
  2. Bright Queen of Heaven
  3. Bright Shadows of True Rest
  4. Joy of My Life, While Left Me Here
  5. King of Mercy, King of Love
  6. Lord, with What Courage and Delight
  7. My God and King, to Thee I Bow My Knee
  8. My Soul, There Is a Country
  9. Since in a Land Not Barren Still
  10. Up to Those Bright and Gladsome Hills
  11. What Needs a Conscience, Clear and Bright?
  12. When One Loud Blast Shall Rend the Deep
  13. Zion’s True Glorious God!