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Weeping stood His mother, sighing

Weeping stood His mother, sighing

Translator: Erastus C. Benedict; Author: Jacopone da Todi
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Translator: Erastus C. Benedict

Benedict, Erastus Cornelius, LL.B., born at Bradford, Connecticut, March 19, 1800, and educated at Williams College, graduating in 1821. In 1824 he was called to the Bar; and from 1850-54 was President of the New York Board of Education. He was also Regent of New York University, and filled other important posts of honour. He died in New York, Oct. 22, 1880. He published several works, including the Hymn of St. Hildebert, N. Y., 1867. In 1868, he contributed “Jesus, I love Thee evermore,” a translation of “O Deus, ego amo Te" (q. v.), and "With terror thou dost strike me now," a translation of "Gravi me terroro pulsas" (q. v.), to Dr. Schaff's Christ in Song. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnol… Go to person page >

Author: Jacopone da Todi

Jacobus de Benedictis, commonly known as Jacopone, was born at Todi in Umbria, early in the 13th century, his proper name being Jacopone di Benedetti. He was descended from a noble family, and for some time led a secular life. Some remarkable circumstances which attended the violent death of his wife, led him to withdraw himself from the world, and to enter the Order of St. Francis, in which he remained as a lay brother till his death, at an advanced age, in 1306. His zeal led him to attack the religious abuses of the day. This brought him into conflict with Pope Boniface VIII., the result being imprisonment for long periods. His poetical pieces were written, some in Italian, and some in Latin, the most famous of the latter being "Cur mundu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weeping stood His mother, sighing
Latin Title: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Author: Jacopone da Todi
Translator: Erastus C. Benedict
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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