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I love thee, O most gracious Lord

I love thee, O most gracious Lord

Translator: C. C. Cox; Author: St. Francis Xavier
Published in 2 hymnals

Translator: C. C. Cox

Cox, Christopher Christian, M.D., was a Maryland physician, and long prominent in the public service. Born at Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1816, and graduated at Yale College, 1835. He practised medicine in Baltimore, 1838, and in Talbot County, Maryland, 1843. In 1861 he became Brigade Surgeon U. S. A., and resided in Washington. He died Nov. 25, 1882. He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Silently the shades of evening. Evening. Written in 1840 or 1846, and published in Woodworth's Cabinet, 1847, with music. It is much used in American hymn-books. 2. The burden of my sins, 0 Lord. Lent. Appeared in the Cantate Domino, Boston, 1859, together with two additional originals and two… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

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

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