Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall
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Short Name: Edward Caswall
Full Name: Caswall, Edward, 1814-1878
Birth Year: 1814
Death Year: 1878

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872

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Caswall, Edward, M.A., son of the Rev. R. C. Caswall, sometime Vicar of Yately, Hampshire, born at Yately, July 15, 1814, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating in honours in 1836. Taking Holy Orders in 1838, he became in 1840 Incumbent of Stratford-sub-Castle, near Salisbury, and resigned the same in 1847. In 1850 (Mrs. Caswall having died in 1849) he was received into the Roman Catholic communion, and joined Dr. Newman at the Oratory, Edgbaston. His life thenceforth, although void of stirring incidents, was marked by earnest devotion to his clerical duties and a loving interest in the poor, the sick, and in little children. His original poems and hymns were mostly written at the Oratory. He died at Edgbaston, Jan. 2, 1878, and was buried on Jan. 7 at Redwall, near Bromsgrove, by his leader and friend Cardinal Newman. Caswall's translations of Latin hymns from the Roman Breviary and other sources have a wider circulation in modern hymnals than those of any other translator, Dr. Neale alone excepted. This is owing to his general faithfulness to the originals, and the purity of his rhythm, the latter feature specially adapting his hymns to music, and for congregational purposes. His original compositions, although marked by considerable poetical ability, are not extensive in their use, their doctrinal teaching being against their general adoption outside the Roman communion. His hymns appeared in:—
(1) Lyra Catholica, which contained 197 translations from the Roman Breviary, Missal, and other sources. First ed. London, James Burns, 1849. This was reprinted in New York in 1851, with several hymns from other sources added thereto. This edition is quoted in the indices to some American hymn-books as Lyra Cath., as in Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, and others.
(2) Masque of Mary, and Other Poems, having in addition to the opening poem and a few miscellaneous pieces, 53 translations, and 51 hymns. 1st ed. Lon., Burns and Lambert, 1858.
(3) A May Pageant and Other Poems, including 10 original hymns. Lon., Burns and Lambert, 1865.
(4) Hymns and Poems, being the three preceding volumes embodied in one, with many of the hymns rewritten or revised, together with elaborate indices. 1st ed. Lon., Burns, Oates & Co., 1873. Of his original hymns about 20 are given in the Roman Catholic Crown of Jesus Hymn Book, N.D; there are also several in the Hymns for the Year, N.D., and other Roman Catholic collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Caswall, E. , p. 214, ii. Additional original hymns by Caswall are in the Arundel Hymns, 1902, and other collections. The following are from the Masque of Mary, &c, 1858:—
1. Christian soul, dost thou desire. After Holy Communion.
2. Come, let me for a moment cast. Holy Communion.
3. O Jesu Christ [Lord], remember. Holy Communion.
4. Oft, my soul, thyself remind. Man's Chief End.
5. Sleep, Holy Babe. Christmas. Appeared in the Rambler, June 1850, p. 528. Sometimes given as "Sleep, Jesus, sleep."
6. The glory of summer. Autumn.
7. This is the image of the queen. B. V. M.
His "See! amid the winter's snow,” p. 1037, i., was published in Easy Hymn Tunes, 1851, p. 36. In addition the following, mainly altered texts or centos of his translations are also in common use:—
1. A regal throne, for Christ's dear sake. From "Riches and regal throne," p. 870, ii.
2. Come, Holy Ghost, Thy grace inspire. From "Spirit of grace and union," p. 945, i.
3. Hail! ocean star, p. 99, ii,, as 1873. In the Birmingham Oratory Hymn Book, 1850, p. 158.
4. Lovely flow'rs of martyrs, hail. This is the 1849 text. His 1873 text is "Flowers of martyrdom," p. 947, i.
5. None of all the noble cities. From "Bethlehem! of noblest cities," p. 946, ii.
6. O Jesu, Saviour of the World. From “Jesu, Redeemer of the world," p. 228, ii.
7. 0 Lady, high in glory raised. From "O Lady, high in glory, Whose," p. 945, i.
The Parochial Hymn Book, 1880, has also the following original hymns by Caswall. As their use is confined to this collection, we give the numbers only:—
IS os. 1, 2, 3, 159 (Poems, 1873, p. 453), 209 (1873, p. 288), 299, 324 (1873, p. 323), 357, 402, 554, 555, 558, 569 (1873, p. 334). These are from his Masque of Mary 1858. Nos. 156, 207 (1873, p. 296), 208 (1873, p. 297), 518. These are from his May Pageant, 1865.
As several of these hymns do not begin with the original first lines, the original texts are indicated as found in his Poems, 1873. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Texts by Edward Caswall (278)sort iconAsInstances
Above the starry spheresEdward Caswall (Translator)4
Again the Sabbath mornEdward Caswall (Author)1
Again the slowly circling yearEdward Caswall (Author)4
All in stoles of snowy brightnessEdward Caswall (Author)2
All ye a certain cure who seekEdward Caswall (Author)2
All ye who groan beneathEdward Caswall (Author)2
All ye who seek a certain cureEdward Caswall (Author)1
All ye who seek a comfort sureFather Caswall (Translator)3
All ye who seek a sure reliefRev. E. Caswall (Author)2
All you who seek a comfort sure In sadness and distressEdward Caswall (Author)9
Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy anthem riseEdward Caswall, 1814-1878 (Author)6
An exile for the faithEdward Caswall (Author)7
Aŋpetu waŋ hi ktaEdward Caswall (Translator)1
Ark of the covenant, not thatEdward Caswall (Author)2
As a shadow life is fleetingEdward Caswall (Author)3
As Christ upon the crossE. Caswall (Translator)3
At the cross her vigil keepingEdward Caswall (Author)23
At the cross her station keeping Stood a mournful mother weepingEdward Caswall (Translator)13
Bathed in eternity's all beauteous beamEdward Caswall (Author)3
Bethlehem, not the least of citiesEdward Caswall (Author)5
Bethlehem of noblest citiesEdward Caswall (Author)26
Blessed Anna, Juda's gloryEdward Caswall (Author)2
Blest Guardian of all virgin soulsEdward Caswall (Author)2
Cease, ye tearful mournersEdward Caswall (Author)5
Christian soul, dost thou desireEdward Caswall (Author)1
Christ's peerless crown is picturedEdward Caswall (Author)2
Come, darkness, spread o'er heaven thy pallEdward Caswall (Author)2
Come hither, ye faithful, Triumphantly sing!Edward Caswall, 1814-1878 (Translator)78
Come Holy Ghost, and through each heartEdward Caswall (Author)3
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, Vouchsafe within our souls to restE. Caswall, 1814-78 (Translator)159
Come, let me for a moment castEdward Caswall (Author)2
Come, O Creator Spirit, VisitEdward Caswall (Author)2
Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come!Edward Caswall (Translator)32
Come, thou who dost the soul endueE. Caswall (Author)5
Creator of the stars of nightEdward Caswall (Author)1
Daughter of Zion, cease thy bitter tearsEdward Caswall (Author)2
Daughters of Zion, royal maidsEdward Caswall (Author)1
Day of death, in silence speedingEdward Caswall (Author)2
Days and moments quickly flyingEdward Caswall (Author)65
Dear crown of all the virgin choirEdward Caswall (Author)4
Dear Maker of the starry skiesEdward Caswall (Author)4
Del alba al despuntarEdward Caswall (Author)2
Do I not love thee, Lord most highEdward Caswall (Author)2
Down in adoration fallingEdward Caswall (Author)5
Dread Framer of the earth and skyEdward Caswall (Author)1
Earth has many a noble cityEdward Caswall (Translator)35
Eternal glory of the heavensEdward Caswall (Author)2
Faithful cross, O tree all beauteousEdward Caswall (Author)2
Father, the very thought of theeEdward Caswall (Author)1
For Christ's dear sake with courage bearEdward Caswall (Author)1
Forth comes the standard of the KingEdward Caswall (Author)3
Forth to the Paschal Victim, Christians bringEdward Caswall (Author)2
From highest Heaven the Father's Son, Descending like a mystic stoneEdward Caswall (Author)2
From lands that see the sun ariseEdward Caswall (Author)2
From the far blazing gate of mornEdward Caswall (Author)1
Gentle star of oceanEdward Caswall (Author)4
Giver of life, eternal LordEdward Caswall (Author)1
Glory be to Jesus, Who in bitter painsEdward Caswall (Translator)49
God, in whom all grace doth dwellEdward Caswall (Author)2
God in whom all graces dwellEdward Caswall (Author)1
Grace Incarnate!Edward Caswall (Author)3
Hail, bright star of ocean, God's own motherEdward Caswall (Author)9
Hail, dial of AchazEdward Caswall (Author)7
Hail, mother most pureEdward Caswall (Author)9
Hail, O Queen of heaven enthronedEdward Caswall (Author)6
Hail, O star of oceanEdward Caswall (Author)2
Hail, Ocean starEdward Caswall (Author)3
Hail, queen of the heavensEdward Caswall (Author)20
Hail, Solomon's throneEdward Caswall (Author)6
Hail, spear and nails, erewhile despisedEdward Caswall (Author)2
Hail, thou living bread from heavenEdward Caswall (Author)5
Hail, thou resplendent starRev. E. Caswall (Translator)1
Hail, thou star of oceanEdward Caswall (Author)4
Hail, thou star of ocean, God's own Mother blestEdward Caswall (Author)6
Hail, thou star of ocean, Portal of the skyEdward Caswall (Author)4
Hail to thee, true Body, sprungEdward Caswall (Author)4
Hail, virgin most wiseEdward Caswall (Author)7
Hail, virginal motherEdward Caswall (Author)7
Hail, wounds, which through eternal yearsEdward Caswall (Author)5
Hark! a thrilling voice is soundingEdward Caswall (Translator)37
He who once, in righteous vengeanceEdward Caswall (Author)19
He, who once to die a victimEdward Caswall (Author)2
Health of the weak, to make them strongEdward Caswall (Author)1
High let us all our voices raiseEdward Caswall (Author)6
Holy Father, cheer our wayE. Caswall (Translator)2
Holy queen, we bend before theeRev. E. Caswall (Translator)1
Holy Spirit, Lord of lightEdward Caswell (Translator)75
I love, I love thee, Lord most highEdward Caswall (Author)2
I love thee, O my God, and stillEdward Caswall (Translator)1
I love thee, O thou Lord most highEdward Caswall (Author)10
I met the good ShepherdEdward Caswall (Author)21
If thou wouldst life attainEdward Caswall, 1814-78 (Author)4
In Caves of the lone wildernessEdward Caswall (Author)3
In Heaven's eternal blissEdward Caswall (Translator)1
Jerusalem, thou city blestEdward Caswall (Author)8
Jesu, as though thyself wert hereEdward Caswall (Author)6
Jesu, creator of the worldEdward Caswall (Author)10
Jesu Redeemer of the world, Before the earliest dawn of lightEdward Caswall (Author)5
Jesu, thy mercies are untoldEdward Caswall (Author)3
Jesus, be near us when we wakeRev. Edward Caswall, 1814- (Translator)3
Jesus, Brightness of the FatherE. Caswall, 1814-78 (Translator)14
Jésus, dès l'aube, chante en moiEdward Caswall (1814-1878) (Author)2
Jesus hath vanished, all in vainEdward Caswall (Author)2
Jesus,! the very thought of theeEdward Caswall (Translator)714
Jesus, thy mercies are untoldEdward Caswall (Translator)2
Jesus wowitaŋ kiŋEdward Caswall (Translator)1
Joseph, our certain hope belowEdward Caswall (Author)3
Joseph, pure spouse of that immortal brideEdward Caswall (Author)4
Joy to thee, O queen of heavenEdward Caswall (Author)2
Lead us, great teacher Paul, in wisdom's waysEdward Caswall (Author)2
Let Alverna's holy mountainEdward Caswall (Author)2
Let old things pass awayEdward Caswall (Author)1
Let us with hearts renewedEdward Caswall (Author)4
Life eternal, life eternal, words that pierceEdward Caswall (Author)2
Light of the soul, O Savior blestEdward Caswall (Author)11
Lo fainter now lie spread the shadesEdward Caswall (Author)3
Lo upon the altar liesEdward Caswall (Author)9
Lord of all power, at whose commandEdward Caswall (Author)2
Lord of eternal purityEdward Caswall (Author)5
Lord of eternal truth and mightEdward Caswall (Author)4
Lord of immensity sublimeEdward Caswall (Author)2
Lord thrice holy, Lord of mightEdward Caswall (Author)1
Maker of men, who by thyselfEdward Caswall (Author)2
Martyr of unconquered mightEdward Caswall (Author)2
Mita Wakaŋtaŋka, Niye Caŋtocikpani, tkaEdward Caswall (Translator (into English))2
Most holy God, enthroned on highEdward Caswall (Author)2
Mother of Almighty GodEdward Caswall (Author)4
Mother of Christ, hear thou thy people's cryEdward Caswall (Author)2
Mother of mercy, hail, O gentle queenEdward Caswall (Author)2
Mother of our Lord and SaviorEdward Caswall (Author)3
My God, I love Thee--not becauseEdward Caswall (Translator)121
Nigher still, and still more nighEdward Caswall (Author)1
Now at the Lamb's great paschal feastRev. E. Caswall (Translator)6
Now daily shines the sun more fairEdward Caswall (Author)2
Now doth the fiery sun declineEdward Caswall (Author)4
Now doth the sun ascend the skyE. Caswall (Translator)9
Now let the earth with joy resoundFather Caswall (Translator)5
Now, my tongue, the mystery tellingEdward Caswall (1814-1878) (Translator)10
Now while the herald bird of dayEdward Caswall (Author)2
Now with creation's morning songEdward Caswall (Translator)9
Now with the fast departing lightEdward Caswall (Author)2
Now with the rising golden dawnE. Caswall (Translator)6
Now with the slow revolving yearEdward Caswall (Author)2
O, blest Creator of the lightEdward Caswall (Author)13
O bounteous Framer of the globeEdward Caswall (Author)4
O Captain of the martyr hostEdward Caswall (Author)3
O child of God, remember whenEdward Caswall (Author)1
O Christ, Redeemer of our raceE. Caswall (Author)1
O Christ, the beauty of the angel worldsEdward Caswall (Author)3
O Christ, the glory of the angel choirsEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Christ, the very thought of theeEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Christ, thy guilty people spareEdward Caswall (Author)7
Oh come, all ye faithful, triumphantly sing!Edward Caswall (Translator)3
O Cruel Herod! Why thus fearRev. E. Caswall (Translator)3
O divinest childhood of my Savior dearEdward Caswall (Author)2
O God, the light of all that liveEdward Caswall (Author)3
O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore theeEdward Caswall (Author)8
O Holy Ghost thou fount of lightEdward Caswall (Author)3
O hope of every contrite heartEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Jesu, life springing of the soulEdward Caswall (Author)6
O Jesu, Light of all belowEdward Caswall (Author)10
O Jesu, our beloved KingEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Jesu, our RedemptionEdward Caswall (Author)3
O Jesu, thou the beauty artEdward Caswall (Author)49
O Jesus Christ, if aught there beEdward Caswall (Author)6
O Jesus Christ, if sin there beEdward Caswall (Author)7
O Jesus Christ, rememberEdward Caswall (Author)23
O Jesus, in thy heart divineEdward Caswall (Author)3
O Jesus, King most wonderfulE. Caswall (Translator)146
O Jesus, Lord of all belowEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Jesus, Lord, remember when thou shalt comeEdward Caswall (Author)2
O Jesus, thou the glory artRev. E. Caswall ()1
O lady high in glory raisedEdward Caswall (Author)3
O Lord, on this thy holy dayEdward Caswall (Author)2
O lovely flowers of martyrs, hailEdward Caswall (Author)1
O sacred Head, now woundedEdward Caswall (Author)1
O Saving Victim, opening wide Edward Caswall (Translator)48
O sons and daughters, let us singEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou eternal King most highEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou eternal Source of loveCaswall (Author)5
O thou immortal, holy LightEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou immortal Light divineEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou, of all thy warriors, Lord Edward Caswall (Author)2
O thou pure light of souls in needE. Caswall (Translator)1
O thou pure light of souls that loveEdward Caswall (Author)6
O thou the Father's image blestEdward Caswall (Author)3
O thou the heaven's eternal kingEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou, the martyrs' glorious KingRev. E. Caswall (Author)3
O thou, thy mother's Maker, hailEdward Caswall (Author)2
O thou true life of all that liveEdward Caswall (Author)20
O thou who dost all nature swayEdward Caswall (Author)1
O thou who thine own Father's breastEdward Caswall (Author)1
O turn those blessed points, all bathedEdward Caswall (Author)1
O Zion, open wide thy gatesEdward Caswall, 1814-1878 (Translator)12
Overwhelmed in depths of woeEdward Caswall (Translator)1
O'erwhelmed in depths of woeEdward Caswall (Author)20
Of the glorious body tellingEdward Caswall & others (Translator (from Latin))1
Oft as thee, my infant SaviorEdward Caswall (Author)1
Omnipotent, infinite LordEdward Caswall (Author)1
On the fount of life eternalRev. Edward Caswell (Author)4
Our limbs with tranquil sleep refreshedEdward Caswall (Author)1
Praise we those ministers celestialEdward Caswall (Author)3
Pure light of light eternal dayEdward Caswall (Author)2
Redeemer blest of all who liveEdward Caswall (Author)3
Remember, O Creator, LordEdward Caswall (Author)2
Riches and regal throne, for Christ's dear sakeEdward Caswall (Author)2
See amid the winter's snowRev. E. Caswall (Author)97
See from on high, arrayed in truth and graceEdward Caswall (Author)2
See in yonder manger lowEdward Caswall, 1814-78 (Author)2
See, where in shame the God of glory hangsEdward Caswall (Author)2
Seek ye a patron to defendEdward Caswall (Author)3
Seek ye the grace of GodEdward Caswall (Author)2
Sieh, es liegt auf dem AltarEdward Caswall (Author)2
Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory, Tell his triumph far and wideEdward Caswall (Author)20
Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory, Of his flesh the mystery singEdward Caswall (Author)27
Sing, my tongue, the Savior's triumphEdward Caswall (Author)2
Sing, O earth, for thy redemptionEdward Caswall (Author)2
Sleep, holy Babe, Upon Thy Mother's breastEdward Caswall (Author)24
Son of the highest, deign to castEdward Caswall (Author)4
Soon the struggle will be pastEdward Caswall (Author)2
Soul of my Savior, sanctify my breastEdward Caswall (Author)28
Spirit of grace and unionEdward Caswall (Author)2
Spotless Anna, Juda's gloryEdward Caswall (Author)6
Stabat mater dolorosa, juxta crucem lacrymosaEdward Caswall (Author)1
Star of Jacob, ever beamingEdward Caswall (Author)8
Star of the ocean, hailEdward Caswall (Author)3
Sweet angel of mercy, By heaven's decreeEdward Caswall (Author)2
Taking that sweet AveEdward Caswall (Author)2
The angel spake the wordEdward Caswall (Author)2
The confessor of Christ, from shore to shoreEdward Caswall (Author)3
The dawn is sprinkling in the eastEdward Caswall (Author)12
The glories of that sacred winding sheetEdward Caswall (Author)2
The glory of summer is faded and fledCaswall (Author)2
The heavenly Word proceeding forthRev. E. Caswall (Translator)3
The Lamb's high banquet called to shareE. Caswall (Translator)1
The life above, the life on highEdward Caswall (Author)3
The life which God's incarnate wordEdward Caswall (Author)5
The Lord, whom earth and air and seaEdward Caswall (Author)2
The Lord, whom earth and sea and skyEdward Caswall (Author)2
The Lord, whom earth and stars and seaEdward Caswall (Author)2
The pall of night o'ershades the earthEdward Caswall (Author)2
The Savior left high heaven to dwellEdward Caswall (Author)2
The star that heralds in the mornEdward Caswall (Author)2
Spirit divine, attend our prayersE. Caswall (Translator)1
The sun is sinking fastEdward Caswall (Translator)94
The sun withdraws his lightEdward Caswall (Translator (from Latin))2
The Word, descending from aboveEdward Caswall (Author)2
Thee, Jesus, suffering, crucifiedEdward Caswall (Author)3
These praises and prayersEdward Caswall (Author)2
This day the blessed TrinityEdward Caswall (Author)3
This day the wondrous mysteryEdward Caswall (Author)3
This is the image of the QueenEdward Caswall (Author)10
This union of divinest loveEdward Caswall (Author)2
Thou crown of all the virgin choirEdward Caswall (Author)3
Thou loving Saviour of mankindEdward Caswall (Author)6
Thou, O my Jesus, thou didst meEdward Caswall (Author)7
Thus did Christ to perfect manhoodEdward Caswall (Author)2
To Christ, the Prince of Peace, The Son of God most highRev. Edward Caswall, 1814- (Translator)26
True Sun, upon our souls ariseEdward Caswall (Author)4
Unloose great Baptist our sin fettered lipsEdward Caswall (Author)1
Virgin of all virgins bestEdward Caswall (Author)1
Virgo virginum pr'claraEdward Caswall (Author)2
What a sea of tears and sorrowsEdward Caswall (Author)3
What mortal tongue can sing thy praiseEdward Caswall (Author)4
What we had lost in hapless EveEdward Caswall (Author)3
When Christ, by his own servants slainEdward Caswall (Author)3
When first begins the dayEdward Caswall (Translator)1
When it is reached thy tyrant's earEdward Caswall (Author)2
When morning gilds the skiesEdward Caswall (Translator)296
When the loving Shepherd Ere he left the earthEdward Caswall (Author)1
When the patriarch was returningEdward Caswall (Author)1
Whither thus, in holy raptureEdward Caswall (Author)8
Who can paint that lovely cityEdward Caswall (Translator)6
Wondrous gift, the Word who fashionedEdward Caswall (Author)2
Ye sons and daughters of the Lord, The King of glory, King adoredRev. E. Caswall (Translator)8
Ye souls of the faithfulEdward Caswall (Author)1
Ye souls of the faithful, who sleep in the LordFather Caswall (Translator)3
Zion, lift thy voice, and singEdward Caswall (Author)5



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