Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words.
"In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >
Translator: Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell was an advocate residing in Edinburgh. He is not much known as an author, but some of his hymns have been adopted in several hymnals. He was Roman Catholic. His death occurred in 1868.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…
Display Title: The Advent of Our KingFirst Line: The advent of our KingTune Title: ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)Author: Charles Coffin; Robert Campbell, 1814-1868Meter: SMDate: 2003Source: Parise Breviary, 1736
Display Title: The Advent of Our KingFirst Line: The advent of our KingTune Title: ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)Author: Charles Coffin; Robert Campbell, 1814-1868Meter: SMScripture: Daniel 7:13; Mark 13:26; Mark 14:62; Matthew 24:20; Zephaniah 9:9; Ephesians 4:22; Revelation 22:20Date: 2012Subject: The Liturgical Year | Advent (Sundays and Weekdays)Source: Paris Breviary, 1736