A maiden most gentle and tender we sing

Translator: Andrew Carter

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Author: St. Bede, the Venerable

Bede (b. circa 672-673; d. May 26, 735), also known as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede, was an English monk at Northumbrian monastery at Monkwearmouth (now Jarrow). Sent to the monastery at the young age of seven, he became deacon very early on, and then a priest at the age of thirty. An author and scholar, he is particularly known for his cclesiastical History of the English People, which gained him the title “Father of English History.” He also wrote many scientific and theological works, as well as poetry and music. Bede is the only native of Great Britain to have ever been made a Doctor of the Church. He died on Ascension Day, May 26, 735, and was buried in Durham Cathedral. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

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First Line: A maiden most gentle and tender we sing
Translator: Andrew Carter
Author: St. Bede, the Venerable
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ave, ave, ave Maria
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

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