1827 - 1908 Person Name: Edmund Vaughan Author of "Sing the holy family's praises" Vaughan, Edmund, C.SS.R., was born Nov. 26, 1827, at Courtfield, Ross, Hereford, and is now (1906) one of the clergy of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Wavertree, Lanes. He is the author of all (except No. 21, “Mary sings, the ravish'd heavens," which is by T. E. Bridgett) of the translations from S. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori, which were edited by Bp. Coffin in 1863 (see pp. 242, i.; 1577, i.). He is also the author of the following original hymns[died July 1, 1908]:—
1. God of mercy and compassion. Repentance.
2. Happy we, who thus united. The Holy Family.
3. Hark ! angelic songs resounding. St. Alfonso.
4. Holy Spirit! Fount of wisdom. Whitsuntide.
5. Let those who seek the world to please. The Holy Family.
6. Yes, heaven is the prize. Heaven.
Of these Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 appeared in Hymns for the Confraternity of the Holy Family, 1854, in Hymns for the Year, 1867, and others ; while No. 4 is in the 1885 C.SS.R. Appendix to the Hymns for the Year, No. 336. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)