Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >
Deoora lux aeternitatis auream. Translation of [Aurea luce et decore roseo] by E. Caswall in his Lyra Catholica, 1849, p. 159, and his Hymns, 1873, p. 87, as “Bathed in Eternity's all-beauteous beam;" and by F. W. Faber in his Jesus & Mary, &c, 1849, as "It is no earthly summer's ray." This latter translation is adopted by some Roman Catholic hymnbooks for Missions and Schools, and is also in the Marquess of Bute's edition of the Roman Breviary, 1879.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)