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What mortal tongue can sing thy praise

What mortal tongue can sing thy praise

Author: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul
Published in 18 hymnals

Author: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul

Santeüil, Jean-Baptiste de, was born in Paris of a good family on May 12, 1630. He was one of the regular Canons of St. Victor, at Paris, and, under the name of Santolius Victorinus, was distinguished as a writer of Latin poetry. Many of his hymns appeared in the Cluniac Breviary 1686, and the Paris Breviaries 1680 and 1736, and several have been translated into English, and are in common use in Great Britain and America. He was very jocose in disposition and singular in his habits. When on a journey he died at Dijon, Aug. 5, 1697. His Hymni Sacri et Novi were published at Paris in 1689, and again, enlarged, in 1698. [George Arthur Crawford, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: What mortal tongue can sing thy praise
Author: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Cross and Crown for Catholic Sunday Schools, Concerts, Sodalities, etc. #d53

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English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal #57

Hymns and Harmonies #d76

Hymns for the Use of Catholic Catechists and Sunday Schools, for the Diocese of Cleveland #d65

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Lyra Catholica #312

Popular Hymns for Youth #d159

Roman Hymnal, Complete edition #d172

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d157

St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d202

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The Catholic Hymn Book #97

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d170

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Pew ed. #d175

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The Catholic Hymnal #129

The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d163

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The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book #80

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d92

The New Saint Basil Hymnal #d166

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The Sodalist's Hymnal #144

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