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With terror thou dost strike me now

With terror thou dost strike me now

Author: Peter Damiani; Translator: Erastus C. Benedict
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Peter Damiani

Damiani, or Damian, Peter, Saint, Cardinal, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church, whom Dom Gueranger calls "The austere reformer of the 11th century," was born at Ravenna, about 988. He was the youngest of many children. His mother abandoned him as a babe, and his life was only saved by his being discovered by a faithful female servant, who took care of him until such time as his mother relented and received him back again. Both his parents dying while he was very young, he fell into the hands of a married brother, who, treating him with great harshness and regarding him rather as a slave than a near relation, sent him,”when he was grown up, into the fields to feed swine.” In spite of this treatment, he early developed a virtuous and pious… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: With terror thou dost strike me now
Latin Title: Gravi me terrore pulsas, vitae dies ultima
Author: Peter Damiani
Translator: Erastus C. Benedict
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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