Behold a Silly Tender babe

Behold a simple, tender babe

Author: Robert Southwell
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Robert Southwell

Southwell, Robert, was b. at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk, about 1561, educated at Paris and at Rome, and entered the Society of Jesus at Rome, Oct. 17, 1578. He spent part of his noviciate at Tournai in Belgium, but returned to Rome and completed his studies there. After being ordained priest in 1584, he returned to England in 1586. He was arrested in 1592 on the charge of high treason, committed to the Tower of London, formally tried at Westminster, Feb. 21, 1594-5, and executed the next day at Tyburn. His Poetical Works were collected in 1856 by W. B. Turnbull, and re-edited in 1872 more completely and more carefully by Dr. A. B. Grosart, from the Add. manuscript 10422 in the British Museum, from a manuscript, perhaps autograph, at Stonyh… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold a simple, tender babe
Title: Behold a Silly Tender babe
Author: Robert Southwell
Source: From 'New Prince, New Pompe'



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An American Christmas Harp #6
Include 4 pre-1979 instances