Theodulph is said to have been born in Italy. He was Abbot in a Benedictine monastery at Florence, but on the invitation of Charlemagne removed to France, where he died Bishop of Orleans, in the year 821. Theodulph's hymns were thought the best of the age in which he lived. "All glory, laud, and honour" (tr. Neale) is said to have been written by S. Theodulph while imprisoned by the Emperor Louis I; and that being sung by its author at the prison window while the Emperor was passing in the procession on Palm Sunday, it gained for him his liberty.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872 Go to person page >