Ignaz Franz, 1719-1790
Born: October 12, 1719, Protzau, Silesia.
Died: August 19, 1790, Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland).
A Roman Catholic priest, Franz is remembered as a hymnologist and compiler. He studied in Glaz and Breslau, and served as chaplain at Gross-Glogau (1753), archpriest at Schlawa, and assessor to the apostolic vicar’s office in Breslau (1766). His works include:
Katholisches Gesangbuch, circa 1744
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Walworth, Clarence Alphonsus, born in 1820, graduated at Union College, 1838, admitted to the Bar 1841, studied for the ministry of Protestant Episcopal Church, but subsequently was ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic communion, and became Rector of St. Mary's, Albany, in 1864. He was one of the founders of the Order of the Paulists in the U.S.A. He published The Gentle Skeptic, N.Y., 1863, and Andiatoroctè, or the Eve of Lady Day, &c, N.Y., 1888. His paraphrase of the Te Deum, "Holy God, we. praise Thy name," p. 1133, ii. 7, is in the Catholic Psalmist, Dublin, 1858, p. 170. In the American Episcopal Hymnal, 1892, it begins with stanza ii., slightly altered, as "Hark, the loud celestial hymn." He died in 1900.… Go to person page >