Born: September 15, 1817, Florence, Italy.
Died: May 4, 1874, Florence, Italy.
Buried: English Cemetery, Florence, Italy.
Ferretti, Salvatore (b. 1817, d. 1874), lived for a time in England, where he edited a journal entitled, L'Eco di Savonarola, and in 1850 published Inni e Salmi ad uso dei Cristiani d' Italia (Lond., Partridge and Oakey). He afterwards returned to Florence, where he established a Protestant orphanage. Six of his hymns are in common use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix I (1907)
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The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.