Dunn, Robinson Porter, D.D., an American Baptist, born in 1825; was for some time Professor in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; and died Aug. 28, 1867. His hymns, mainly translated from the Latin and other sources, include, "No, no, it is not dying"; "Jesus, Jesus, visit me"; "Jesus, our fainting spirits cry"; "We sinners, Lord, with earnest heart" (part of “Jesus, our fainting spirits cry," q.v.). These translations appeared in some of the American hymn-books, and are in common use.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >