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With hymns the heavenly courts are ringing

With hymns the heavenly courts are ringing

Author: R. Selbourne; Author: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul
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Author: R. Selbourne

Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl of, son of W. J. Palmer, Rector of Mixbury, Oxford, was b. Nov. 27, 1812, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. Called to the Bar he rapidly advanced in the profession, and became Lord Chancellor in 1872. Lord Selborne did great service to hymnody by the publication of his Book of Praise, 1862 (enlarged ed., 1867), in which the original texts of some of the finest of English hymns were restored; and by calling attention in his paper on English Church Hymnody at the York Church Congress in 1866, to the mutilations which those hymns had undergone. Since 1866 editors of repute have recognized the justice of Lord Selborne's strictures, and far better work than heretofore is the result. He d. May 4, 1895.… Go to person page >

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: With hymns the heavenly courts are ringing
Author: R. Selbourne
Author: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul
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