Saint, Saint, Saint

Author: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Translator: Joëlle Gouel

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Text Information

First Line: Saint, saint, saint, Le Vivant, le Dieu Tout-Puissant
Title: Saint, Saint, Saint
English Title: Holy, holy, holy
Author: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Translator: Joëlle Gouel (21.11.1996)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Version française © Joëlle Gouel, 21.11.1996


NICAEA (Dykes)

The tune NICAEA is named after the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) at which church leaders began to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity to oppose the heresies of Arius. NICAEA is one of the finest tunes composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147) and the only one of his many tunes that resembles the style of…

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