Liguori, Alphonso Maria de, born at Marianella, near Naples, Sept. 27, 1696, became Bishop of St. Agatha of the Goths in 1762, and died Aug. 1, 1787. His hymns were gathered out of his works, translated by K. A. Coffin, and published as Hymns and Verses on Spiritual Subjects, &c, in 1863. (See Italian Hymnody, p. 1316, ii., 4). From this, "My Jesus! say what wretch has dare" ( Good Friday) is taken.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >
Author: E. Vaughan
Vaughan, Edmund, C.SS.R., was born Nov. 26, 1827, at Courtfield, Ross, Hereford, and is now (1906) one of the clergy of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Wavertree, Lanes. He is the author of all (except No. 21, “Mary sings, the ravish'd heavens," which is by T. E. Bridgett) of the translations from S. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori, which were edited by Bp. Coffin in 1863 (see pp. 242, i.; 1577, i.). He is also the author of the following original hymns[died July 1, 1908]:—
1. God of mercy and compassion. Repentance.
2. Happy we, who thus united. The Holy Family.
3. Hark ! angelic songs resounding. St. Alfonso.
4. Holy Spirit! Fount of wisdom. Whitsuntide.
5. Let those who seek the world to please. The Holy… Go to person page >