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Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Author (English Text): Jesse Edgar Middleton

Middleton, Jesse Edgar. (Wellington County, Ontario, November 3, 1872--May 27, 1960, Toronto, Ont.). United Church. Although he trained as a teacher, he turned to journalism in 1895. After learning his new trade, he became the Montreal Herald's correspondent in Quebec, and was there when Ernest Myrand brough out Noels anciens de la Nouvelle-France (1899), containing a French version of the carol which Father Brebeuf, S.J., had written in 1641 for the Huron, whose descendents had handed it on by oral tradition. He then came to Toronto as a special writer for The Mail and Empire, and from 1942 onward, for Saturday Night as well; meanwhile, he served Centennial Church as choirmaster for about 40 years. With all this, he managed to produce s… Go to person page >

Author (Huron): St. Jean de Brébeuf

Jean de Brébeuf, Jesuit missionary, born at Condé-sur-Vire in Normandy, 25 March, 1593; died in Canada, near Georgian Bay, 16 March, 1649. His desire was to become a lay brother, but he finally entered the Society of Jesus as a scholastic, 8 November, 1617. According to Ragueneau it was 5 October. Though of unusual physical strength, his health gave way completely when he was twenty-eight, which interfered with his studies and permitted only what was strictly necessary, so that he never acquired any extensive theological knowledge. On 19 June, 1625, he arrived in Quebec, with the Recollect, Joseph de la Roche d' Aillon, and in spite of the threat which the Calvinist captain of the ship made to carry him back to France, he remained in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Twas in the moon of wintertime
Title: Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Author (Huron): St. Jean de Brébeuf (ca. 1643)
Author (English Text): Jesse Edgar Middleton
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Jesus your king is born
Copyright: English text by J.E. Middleton. Used by permission of The Frederick Harris Music Co. Limited

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

Catholic Book of Worship III #337

Chalice Hymnal #166

Common Praise (1998) #146

Audio

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #284

Gather Comprehensive #361

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #142

Hymnal 1982 #114

Hymnal #190

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #119

Presbyterian Hymnal #61

Songs for Life #139

The Covenant Hymnal #152

ScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6773

The New Century Hymnal #151

Audio

The United Methodist Hymnal #244

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #188

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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #189

Voices United #71

Worship (3rd ed.) #380

Worship and Rejoice #213

Worship in Song #93

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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