GILDAS

Composer (attributed to): 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 >

Tune Information

Title: GILDAS
Composer (attributed to): Peter Abelard
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 51232 13554 32314
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

We come, Lord, to Thy feet

We come, Lord, to Thy feet,
On this Thy holy day:
Oh, come to us, while here we meet
To learn, and praise, and pray!

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Purity of Heart

Lord of the hearts of men

Lord of the hearts of men,
Thou hast vouchsafed to bless,
From age to age, Thy chosen saints
With fruits of holiness.

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Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 50

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Common Praise #307b

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