Pour Tous Les Saints

Author: William W. How (1823-1897)

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

Translator: Daniel Meylan

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Text Information

First Line: Pour tous les saints près de toi recueillis
Title: Pour Tous Les Saints
English Title: For All the Saints
Author: William W. How (1823-1897)
Translator: Daniel Meylan
Language: French
Refrain First Line: Alléluia! Alléluia!
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: © Cantate Domino, éd. 1963

Tune

SINE NOMINE

Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) composed SINE NOMINE for this text and published it in the English Hymnal in 1906. Vaughan Williams wrote two harmonizations¬–one for unison stanzas and one for choral stanzas. The tune's title means "without name" and follows the Renaissance tradition of naming c…

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Les Chants du Pèlerin #37

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