Charles Coffin

Charles Coffin
Short Name: Charles Coffin
Full Name: Coffin, Charles, 1676-1749
Birth Year: 1676
Death Year: 1749

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words.

"In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate consulendum esse existimavi. Pleraque igitur, argumentis convenientia e purissiinis Scripturae Sacrae fontibus deprompsi quac idoneis Ecclesiae cantui numeris alligarem."

His hymns are described by a French critic as having less brilliancy than those of Santüil (q.v.), but more simplicity and unction. They number 100 in the edition of 1736. Translated into English by J. Chandler, I. Williams and others, are noted under their respective Latin first lines. [William T. Brooke]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Charles Coffin (93)sort descendingAsInstances
Again the holy mornCharles Coffin (Author)1
Again the Sabbath mornCharles Coffin (Author)4
Again the Sunday mornCharles Coffin (Author)1
And now the day is past and goneCharles Coffin (Author)1
Angels lament behold your GodCharles Coffin (Author)5
Another day is past and goneCharles Coffin (Author)4
As now the sun's declining raysCharles Coffin (Author)27
At length six days their course have runCharles Coffin (Author)2
Away with sorrow's sighCharles Coffin (Author)2
Behold the radiant sun on highCharles Coffin (Author)4
Brightness of the Father's glory, God of God and Light of lightCharles Coffin (Author)1
Christ is become our Paschal LambCharles Coffin (Author)2
Christ is our Head, our strength, our lifeCharles Coffin (Author)2
Come, heavenly Spirit, come, cleansed by Christ's bloodCharles Coffin (Author)1
Come Spirit from aboveCharles Coffin (Author)3
Creator of mankindCharles Coffin (Author)4
Creator of the world, to TheeCharles Coffin (Author)5
God from on high hath heardC. Coffin (Author)10
Great God, who, hid from mortal sightCharles Coffin (Author)6
Great Mover of all hearts, whose handCharles Coffin (Author)5
Hail the day, when in the skyCharles Coffin (Author)2
Happy are they, they that love GodCharles Coffin (Author)13
Helped by the Almighty's arm, at lastCharles Coffin (Author)1
His trial o'er, and now beneathCharles Coffin, d. 1749 (Author)6
Holy Babe, our great salvationCharles Coffin (Author)2
How blest were they who walked in loveCharles Coffin (Author)1
In the Light all light excellingCharles Coffin (Author)2
Junto al Jordán se oye el clamor</Font>Charles Coffin (Author)3
Let sighing cease and woeCharles Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author)1
Lift up the advent strainCharles Coffin (Author)7
Lo! from the desert homesCharles Coffin (Author)5
Lo the pilgrim MagiC. Coffin (Author)6
Lord of the hearts of menCharles Coffin (Author)17
Maker of all things, aid our handsCharles Coffin (Author)2
Maker of earth to thee aloneCharles Coffin (Author)5
Morn of morns, and day of daysCharles Coffin (Author)4
Morning lifts her dewy veilCharles Coffin (Author)2
Morning light, in joy we seeCharles Coffin (Author)1
New wonders of thy mighty handCharles Coffin (Author)3
Now Christ our Passover is slainCharles Coffin (Author)1
Now from his cradle comes the childCharles Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author)2
Now morning lifts her dewy veilCharles Coffin (Author)6
Now our prayers are heard on highCharles Coffin (Author)2
Now that the daylight fills the skyCharles Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author (st. 5))3
Now with the declining sunCharles Coffin (Author)1
O come, Redeemer, come and freeCharles Coffin (1676-1749) (Author)2
O God of our salvation, LordCharles Coffin (Author)2
O God, the joy of Heav'n aboveCharles Coffin (Author)1
O Holy Spirit fount of loveProf. Charles Coffin (1676-1749) (Author)4
O Holy Spirit, Lord of graceC. Coffin (Author)20
O Lord, how joyful 'tis to seeC. Coffin (Author)4
O Lord, in sickness and in healthCharles Coffin (Author)2
O Saviour, Who for man hast trodProf. Charles Coffin (1676-1749) (Author)21
O scorned and outcast Lord, beneathCharles Coffin (Author)3
O Spirit, Fount of loveCharles Coffin (Author)2
O thou who in the light dost dwellC. Coffin (Author)2
O thou who in the pains of deathC. Coffin (Author)2
O Trinity of blessed lightCharles Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author (st. 3))3
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cryCharles Coffin (Author)148
Once more the solemn season callsCharles Coffin (Author)10
Our praise Thou needest not; but Thy loveCharles Coffin (Author)2
Our praises, Lord, Thou dost not needCharles Coffin (Author)3
Our prayer is heard, the holy DoveCharles Coffin (Author)2
Redeemer, now thy work is doneCharles Coffin (Author)1
Sent from His heav’nly throne on highCharles Coffin (Author)2
Sing we the glory of our GodCharles Coffin (Author)1
Six days of labor now are pastCharles Coffin (Author)1
Supreme Disposer of the heartCharles Coffin (Author)2
The advent of our God With eager prayers we greetCharles Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author)5
The Advent of our God, Our prayers must now employC. Coffin, 1676-1749 (Author)36
The Baptist shouts on Jordan's shoreCharles Coffin (Author)2
The coming of our God our thoughts must now employCharles Coffin (Author)7
The coming of our God to fill the worldCharles Coffin (Author)3
The fish in wave, the bird on wingCharles Coffin (Author)1
The princely city passing byCharles Coffin (Author)2
The splendors of thy glory LordCharles Coffin (Author)2
This is the day the light was madeCharles Coffin (Author)4
Thou, great Creator, art possessedCharles Coffin (Author)2
Thou spakest, Lord, and into oneCharles Coffin (Author)1
Thou, who to save the world didst dieCharles Coffin (Author)2
Thy sacred race, O Lord, is runCharles Coffin (Author)4
To God, all glorious heavenly LightCharles Coffin (Author)2
Today, O Lord, a holier workCharles Coffin (Author)1
Today, O Lord, thy will resolvesCharles Coffin (Author)1
Wakaŋtaŋka niuŋ kiŋ HeCharles Coffin (Author)1
What beauteous sun surpassing StarCharles Coffin (Author)6
What star is this, so radiantCharles Coffin (Author)2
What star is this, with beams so bright, More lovely than the noon-day light?Charles Coffin (Author)60
When earth's fierce tempest o'er us rollsCharles Coffin (Author)2
When shades of night around us closeCharles Coffin (Author)16
Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm, the arm of the LORD revealed?Charles Coffin (Author)1
Who now in helpless infancyCharles Coffin (Author)2
Ye people, cease from tearsCharles Coffin (Author)2
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