This is the day the light was made

This is the day the light was made

Author: Charles Coffin
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: Charles Coffin

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 >

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First Line: This is the day the light was made
Author: Charles Coffin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Henry Lahee (b. Chelsea, London, England, 1826; d. Croydon, London, 1912) composed NATIVITY, which was first published in 1855 and set to a nativity hymn (thus the tune's title), "High let us swell our tuneful notes," by Philip Doddridge (PsH 335). Because NATIVITY was published with Isaac Watts' (P…

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Children's Hymns with Tunes #8a

Church Hymns with Tunes #41

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d162

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The Children's Hymn Book #43

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The Scottish Hymnal #365

The Trinity Hymnal, with Offices of Devotion #d76

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