O maker of this world, give ear

O maker of this world, give ear

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: John Mason Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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Author: John Mason Neale


Audi, benigne Conditor. St. Gregory the Great. [Lent.] This hymn is given in St.Gregory's Works (see Migne's Patrologia, tom. 78, col. 849, 850.) In the Roman Breviary,1632 it occurs, almost unaltered, as the hymn at Vespers on the Saturday before the First Sunday in Lent, to the Saturday before Passion Sunday (the last exclusively), when the Ferial Office is said, Sundays included. In the Hymnarium Sarisburiense London, 1851, it is given as the hymn at Lauds on the First Sunday in Lent, and daily to the 3rd Sunday. In York and St. Alban’s, it is the hymn for the first four Saturdays in Lent and the following Sundays at Vespers. [Rev. W. A. Shoults, B.D.] Translations in common use:— 4. 0 Maker of the world, give ear. By J. M. Neale. Appeared in the Hymnal Noted, 1852, from whence it passed into Murray's Hymnal, 1852, and several later collections. -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #84
The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d110
The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Pew ed. #d110
The Saint Dunstan Hymnal, Plainsong Hymns with Accompaniments, from the Manuscripts of the late Rev. Winfred Douglas #d58
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