Dorothy Frances Gurney

Dorothy Frances Gurney
Short Name: Dorothy Frances Gurney
Full Name: Gurney, Dorothy Frances
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1932

Blomfield, Dorothy F. , was born at 3 Finsbury Circus, Oct. 4, 1858. Miss Blomfield is the eldest daughter of the late Rev. F. G. Blomfield, sometime Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and granddaughter of the late Dr. Blomfield, Bishop of London. Her very beautiful hymn for Holy Matrimony, “O perfect Love, all human thought transcending," was written for her sister's marriage in 1883, and was intended to be sung to Strength and Stay, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, No. 12. Subsequently it was set as an anthem by J. Barnby for the marriage of the Duke of Fife with the Princess Louise of Wales, on July 27, 1889. In 1889 it was included in the Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and in 1890 in the Hymnal Companion.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Gurney, Dorothy Frances, née Blomfield, p. 1553, ii. Married to Mr. Gerald Gurney. Mrs. Gurney's personal account of her hymn, "O perfect Love," &c, is given in detail in the Rev. J. Brownlie's Hymns and Hymn Writers of The Church Hymnary, 1899, p. 248. Her hymn is given in most hymn books published since 1889.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by Dorothy Frances Gurney (11)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Amo perfekta, super hom-pensadoDorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney (Author)Esperanto3
O Ayat ñga awan pagcurañgannaDorothy Frances Gurney (Author)Tagalog2
O ke aloha hemoleleDorothy F. Gurney, 1858-1932 (Author)Hawaiian2
O perfect Love, all human thought transcendingDorothy B. Gurney (Author)English213
哦,完全的愛 (Ó, wánquán de ài)Dorothy F. Gurney (Author)Chinese2
¡Oh Dios de amor perfecto! A Ti venimosDorothy F. Gurney (Author)Spanish4
Perfecto amor del cielo descendiendoDorothy F. Blomfield Gurney (1858-1932) (Author)Spanish2
Perfecto Amor, que al hombre es transcedenteDorothy B. de Gurney (Author)Spanish6
Perfecto Amor, que toda mente excedesDorothy F. Gurney (Author)Spanish3
Perfeito Amor, além do entendimentoDorothy F. Gurney (Author)Portuguese2
പൂര്‍ണ്ണമാം സ്നേഹം, മാനുഷ്യര്‍ക്കതീതം (Pūrṇṇamāṁ snēhaṁ, mānuṣyarkkatītaṁ)Dorothy F. Gurney (Author)Malayalam2

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