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Nos Coeurs Chantent

Author: Henry F. Lyte (1793-1847)

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Translator: Joëlle Gouel

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Text Information

First Line: Nos coeurs chantent, roi de gloire
Title: Nos Coeurs Chantent
English Title: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1793-1847)
Translator: Joëlle Gouel (1986, 1993)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Version française © Joëlle Gouel, 1986, 1993

Tune

LAUDA ANIMA (Goss)

John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (18…

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