Liguori, Alphonso Maria de, born at Marianella, near Naples, Sept. 27, 1696, became Bishop of St. Agatha of the Goths in 1762, and died Aug. 1, 1787. His hymns were gathered out of his works, translated by K. A. Coffin, and published as Hymns and Verses on Spiritual Subjects, &c, in 1863. (See Italian Hymnody, p. 1316, ii., 4). From this, "My Jesus! say what wretch has dare" ( Good Friday) is taken.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Great King! From Heaven's High ThroneFirst Line: Great King! from Heaven’s high throne descending lowTune Title: LONGWOODAuthor: James Jones; Alfonso M. de' LiguoriMeter: 10.10.10.10Source: Tr.: The Way of Salvation (London: Keating & Brown, 1836)