Haweis, Hugh Reginald, an eminent author and clergyman of the Church of England, son of Rev. J. W. O. Haweis, canon of Chichester, was born in 1838 at Egham, Surrey. He graduated at Cambridge in 1861. For many years before his death he was incumbent of St. James's, Marylebone, London. He was a skilled musician, and drilled and led his own choir of boys and men. He was the author of many volumes, among them My Musical Life, 1886, and Music and Morals, 1871 (fifteenth edition, 1888). He was for a time editor of Cassell's Magazine. He died in 1901. It is very doubtful whether Dr. Haweis is properly credited with the hymn here attributed to him.
The Homeland! O the Homeland 615