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.
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Joseph Barnby (PHH 438) composed O PERFECT LOVE and said it was a "hymn tune in the natural style and idiom … of our own time." Originally an anthem, O PERFECT LOVE was shortened into a hymn tune for publication in The Hymnal Companion (1890) and in the Church Hymnary (1898). The tune is also know…
Display Title: Amo perfekta, super hom-pensadoFirst Line: Amo perfekta, super hom-pensadoTune Title: SANDRINGHAMAuthor: Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney; Agnes Burton DeansDate: 2009Subject: Marriage |
Display Title: Amo perfekta, super hom-pensadoFirst Line: Amo perfekta, super hom-pensadoTune Title: STRENGTH AND STAYAuthor: Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney; Agnes Burton DeansDate: 2009Subject: Marriage |