Born: March 18, 1775, Matlock, Der­by­shire, Eng­land.

Died: November 7, 1852, Bewd­ley, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Born to poor par­ents, Cawood had lit­tle for­mal ed­u­ca­tion as a child, but at age 18 he was en­gaged in the ser­vice of Rev. Mr. Cur­sham, Sut­ton-in-Ash­field, Not­ting­ham­shire. In 1797, af­ter three years of stu­dy un­der Cur­sham’s di­rect­ion, Ca­wood en­tered St. Ed­mund Hall at Ox­ford. He grad­u­at­ed in 1801, took Ho­ly Or­ders, and be­came suc­cess­ive­ly Cur­ate of Ribs­ford and Dowles, and In­cum­bent of St. Ann’s Cha­pel of Ease, Bewd­ley, Wor­ces­ter­shire. Nine of his 17 hymns ap­peared in Cotterill’s Selection, 8th edi­tion, 1819. Three others ap­peared in Lyra Bri­tan­ni­ca, 1867.



  1. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
  2. Begin a Joyful Song
  3. Behold Yon Wondrous Star
  4. Blessed Father, Great Creator
  5. Child of win and Wrath I’m Born, A
  6. Christ­ians, the Glorious Hope Ye Know
  7. Hark! What Mean Those Ho­ly Voices?
  8. Hark! What Mean Those Lamenta­tions
  9. In Israel’s Fame, by Silent Night
  10. King o’er All Worlds the Savior Shone
  11. Son of God, in Worlds on High, The
  12. Trembling with Tenderest Alarms