Leaton-Blenkinsopp, Edwin Clennell, M.A., son of G. Leaton-Blenkinsopp, was born Jan. 1, 1819, and educated at University College, Durham (B.A. 1839, M.A. 1842). Taking Holy Orders, he was, in 1844, Curate of Ormskirk; in 1851 Incumbent of St. James's, Lathom; in 1855 Chaplain to the English Army in Turkey, at Algiers in 1859, and at the Fortifications of Portsmouth in 1862. In 1863 he became Rector of Springthorpe, Lincolnshire. Mr. Leaton-Blenkinsopp has published The Doctrine of Development in the Bible and in the Church, 1869, and has contributed numerous papers to periodical literature. His original hymns, together with translations from the Latin, appeared in Lyra Messianica, 1864; Lyra Mystica, 1865; and The People's Hymnal, 1867. Th… Go to person page >
Adsis superne Spiritus, Pater benigne pauperum. [Whitsuntide.] An anonymous hymn in the Paris Breviary, 1736, for Whitsuntide at Compline. It is given in full in Cardinal Newman's Hymni Ecclesiae, 1838 and 1865.
Translations not in common use:—
4. Come, O Spirit, graciously. B. L. Blenkinsopp, 1864
--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)