I love, I love thee, Lord most high

Author: St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary saint of the Roman Catholic Church, was the son of Don John Giasso and Donna Maria d'Azpilqueta y Xavier; he was born at the castle Xavier, near Pampeluna, Spain, on April 7, 1506, and is known to history by his mother's name. At the age of eighteen he entered the University of Paris, where in due course he graduated, and then devoted himself to teaching. It was here that he became acquainted with Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuits, who was then planning the colossal work which he afterwards accomplished. Xavier became one of the first nine of Loyola's converts, and the most enthusiastic of the little band. The date of the formation of the Order of the Jesuits is given as Aug. 15, 1534, and t… Go to person page >

Translator: Edward Caswall

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I love, I love thee, Lord most high
Latin Title: O Deus, ego amo Te
Author: St. Francis Xavier
Translator: Edward Caswall
Language: English

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A. M. E. C. Hymnal #417

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #291b

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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #202

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Christian Praise #76

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Christian Praise #76

Hymns of Devotion #d79

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #126

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #291b

The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d68

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The Baptist Praise Book #887

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The Catholic Hymnal #208

The Children's Hymnary #d42

The Parochial Hymnal, a Select Collection #d47

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #194

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #194

The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d164

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d91

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