Ô Mystère Insondable

Author: John S.B. Monsell (1811-1875)

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Translator: Joëlle Gouel

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Text Information

First Line: Ô mystère insondable
Title: Ô Mystère Insondable
English Title: O love divine and golden
Author: John S.B. Monsell (1811-1875)
Translator: Joëlle Gouel (17.12.1995)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Version française © Joëlle Gouel, 17.12.1995

Tune

AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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Les Chants du Pèlerin #65

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