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O Merciful Redeemer

Translator: Irvin M. Udulutsch

(no biographical information available about Irvin M. Udulutsch.) Go to person page >

Author: Gregory the Great

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O merciful Redeemer, hear; in pity now incline thine ear
Title: O Merciful Redeemer
Translator: Irvin M. Udulutsch
Author: Gregory the Great
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1959, 1977 by the Order of St. Benedict, Inc. Published by Liturgical Press

Tune

MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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