Lo on the inglorious tree

Lo on the inglorious tree

Author: William John Blew
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: William John Blew

Blew, William John, M.A., son of William Blew, born April 13, 1808, and educated at Great Ealing School, and Wadham College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1830, and M.A., 1832. On taking Holy Orders, Mr. Blew was Curate of Nuthurst and Cocking, and St. Anne's, Westminster, and for a time Incumbent of St. John's next Gravesend. Besides translations from Homer (Iliad, bks. i., ii., &c.) and Æschylus (Agamemnon the King), and works on the Book of Common Prayer, including a paraphrase on a translation of the same in Latin, he edited the Breviarium Aherdonense, 1854; and published a pamphlet on Hymns and Hymn Books, 1858; and (with Dr. H. J. Gauntlett) The Church Hymn and Tune Book, 1852, 2nd ed. 1855. Tho hymns in this last work are chief… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo on the inglorious tree
Author: William John Blew


Aspice, infami Deus ipse ligno. [Passiontide.] In the Appendix to the Roman Breviary, Bologna, 1827, it is the Hymn at Matins for the Feast of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, to be observed on the Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday. It is now adopted for use in England on the Friday after Sexagesima Sunday; by the Benedictine Order on Tuesday. See Aspice ut Verbum Patris.
[Rev. W. A. Shoults, B.D.]
Translations in common use:—
2. Lo! on the inglorious tree. By W. J. Blew. First printed for use in his church, and then published in his Church Hymn & Tune Book, 1852, Passiontide, No. 23, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence (much altered) into the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, No. 376, and the Rev. Howard Rice's Selection 1870, No. 40.

-- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)