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O Christ, the very thought of thee

O Christ, the very thought of thee

Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Published in 2 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: O Christ, the very thought of thee
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux

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A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns and Tunes #d59

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A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns with New Meanings. 2nd ed. #72

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