Jesu, creator of the world

Jesu, creator of the world

Author: Edward Caswall
Published in 13 hymnals

Author: 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 >

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First Line: Jesu, creator of the world
Author: Edward Caswall
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesu, Creator of the world. By E. Caswall. First published in his Lyra Catholica, 1849, p. 116, and in his Hymns and Poems, 1873, p. 66, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. This translation [of Auctor beate saeculi] is found in several collections, at times slightly altered, but generally as rendered by Caswall.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #84

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Lyra Catholica #161b

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d158

The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d74

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d67

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Pew ed. #d67

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The Catholic Hymnal #116

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The Parish Hymnal #75

The Pius X Hymnal #d62

The Pius X Hymnal for Unison, Two Equal, or Four Mixed Voices. Rev. ed. #d50

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The Sodalist's Hymnal #124

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The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Singers' ed., Melody ed. #60

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