Full in the panting heart of Rome

Full in the panting heart of Rome. Nicholas Wiseman* (1802-1865).  This remarkable hymn, notable for its devotion to the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church, was published in Britain in Crown of Jesus: a complete Catholic manual of devotion, doctrine, and instruction (1862), edited by R.R. Suffield and C.F.R. Palmer. It was included in Catholic Hymns, Original and Translated, edited by Albert Edmonds Tozer* with the assistance of Richard Runciman Terry*, and in many others (JJ, p. 1728). It demonstrated Wiseman’s love for the Rome that he had to leave on his appointment as Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster in 1850 and his admiration for Pope Pius IX, who appointed him:  Full in the...

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