Davies, Tudor
1923-2010 (e.m. 1948)

Welsh minister, hymnwriter and author, born at Gwyddelwern, Merioneth and educated in the village school. After working on the family farm, followed by a period serving in Welsh circuits, he trained for the ministry at Handsworth College. His ministry was entirely in Welsh-speaking circuits. He contributed regularly to Welsh Christian periodicals. In 2002 he published Cofio Tecwyn, an important biographical and critical study of Dr. D. Tecwyn Evans. Throughout his ministry he composed hymns and became one of Wales' leading hymnwriters. He was a Fellow of Cymdeithas Emynau Cymru (the Welsh Hymn Society). His work is well represented in the interdenominational hymnbook, Caneuon Ffydd ('Songs of Faith', 2001). One of his most popular hymns - 'Cofia'r newynog, nefol Dad' ('Remember the hungry, heavenly Father') - is probably the most frequently sung articulation of concern for the poor of the world by Welsh congregations of all traditions.