Little is known of Abbé Besnault save that he was a priest of St. Maurice at Sens and one of the contributors to the Cluniac Breviary of 1686. He died April 29, 1724. Some of his hymns are also included in the Sens Breviary of 1726, and two hymns, for the Feast of the Circumcision, in the Paris Breviary, 1736.
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Translator: Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell was an advocate residing in Edinburgh. He is not much known as an author, but some of his hymns have been adopted in several hymnals. He was Roman Catholic. His death occurred in 1868.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Now Ancient Shadows FleeFirst Line: Now ancient shadows fleeTune Title: MIDDLEHAMAuthor: Sebastien Besnault; Robert Campbell, 1814-1868Meter: SMSource: Paris Breviary, 1736; Tr.: Annus Sanctus (Vol. 1) by Orby Shipley (London and New York: Burns & Oates, 1884)