Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >
Translator: C. P. Krauth
Charles Porterfield Krauth, D.D.,LL. D.: b. 1823, Martinsburg,Va.; d. 1883. pastor at Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia; President of General Council 1870 to 1880; Professor at the University of Penna; professor of Theology, Phila., Pa.; author of "The Conservative Reformation"
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George William Martin (b. London, England, 1825; d. London, 1881) composed LEOMINSTER, named for a town in the county of Hereford and Worcester (formerly Herefordshire), England. The tune was first published in The Journal of Part Music (vol. 2, 1862), in which it was titled THE PILGRIM'S SONG. Mart…
Display Title: Wide Open Are Thy Loving HandsFirst Line: Wide open are Thy loving handsTune Title: RELEASEAuthor: Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153; Charles Porterfield Krauth, 1823-1883Meter: CMDDate: 1994Subject: Jesus Christ | Crucifixion & Death; Lent |