William Williams Pantycelyn

Welsh hymnwriter (1717-1791)

William Williams, Pantycelyn (171711 January 1791), also known as Williams Pantycelyn and Pantycelyn, is generally acknowledged as Wales's most important hymn writer. He was also one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival, along with Daniel Rowland and Howell Harris. As a poet and prose writer he is today considered to be one of Wales's greatest writers.

William Williams.


  • Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
    Pilgrim through this barren land;
    I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
    Hold me with Thy powerful hand;
    Bread of heaven!
    Feed me till I want no more.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 263.

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