O Jesu, who art gone before

Author: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

Author: Charles-Gaspard-Guillaume de Vintimille du Lac

Vintimille, Charles Gaspar Guillaume de Vintimille du Luc, was born Nov. 15, 1655. He was designated Bishop of Marseilles in 1684, but was not consecrated as such till 1692. In 1710 he was translated to the see of Aix (Bouches du Rhône), and in 1729 to that of Paris. He died March 13, 1746. Under his auspices appeared the new Paris Breviary of 1736 (in which the ancient hymns of the Church were in great measure replaced by those of the Santeüils, Coffin, and other recent French writers); the newParis Missal of 1738; and the new Paris Processional of 1740; all of which were speedily adopted in many other French dioceses. That Vintimille was himself a hymnwriter seems decidedly doubtful. The hymn "O Christe qui noster poli" has sometimes b… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesu, who art gone before
Author: John Chandler
Author: Charles-Gaspard-Guillaume de Vintimille du Lac



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