Ó Bom Consolador

Author: Edwin Hatch

Hatch, Edwin, D.D., was born at Derby, Sep. 4, 1835, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, B.A., in honours, in 1857. After holding important appointments in Canada, he returned to England and became Vice-Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, 1867; and Rector of Purleigh, 1883. (See also Crockford). He died Nov. 10, 1889. His hymn-writing was limited. One, and that a very spirited lyric, is in Allon's Congregational Psalmist Hymnal, 1886 "Breathe on me, Breath of God." (Whitsuntide.) Dr. Hatch's hymns were published in his posthumous Towards Fields of Light, London 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: João Soares da Fonseca

(no biographical information available about João Soares da Fonseca.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ó bom Consolador, faze-me um novo ser.
Title: Ó Bom Consolador
English Title: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Author: Edwin Hatch (1878)
Translator: João Soares da Fonseca (1990)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 João S. da Fonseca. Used by permission.

Tune

TRENTHAM

Robert Jackson (b, Oldham, Lancashire, England, 1842; d. Oldham, 1914) originally, composed TRENTHAM as a setting for Henry W. Baker's "O Perfect Life of Love" (380). Named for a village in Staffordshire, England, close to the town in which Jackson was born, the tune was published with the Baker tex…

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