This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping

This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping

Translator: Richard Sturch; Author: Peter Abelard
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Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #206
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Translator: Richard Sturch

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Author: Peter Abelard

Abelard, Peter, born at Pailais, in Brittany, 1079. Designed for the military profession, he followed those of philosophy and theology. His life was one of strange chances and changes, brought about mainly through his love for Heloise, the niece of one Fulbert, a Canon of the Cathedral of Paris, and by his rationalistic views. Although a priest, he married Heloise privately. He was condemned for heresy by the Council of Soissons, 1121, and again by that of Sens, 1140; died at St. Marcel, near Chalons-sur-Saoae, April 21, 1142. For a long time, although his poetry had been referred to both by himself and by Heloise, little of any moment was known except the Advent hymn, Mittit ad Virginem, (q.v.). In 1838 Greith published in his Spicihgium V… Go to person page >



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