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Salvator mundi Domine

Salvator mundi Domine. Latin, date and author unknown. According to James Mearns* in JJ (p. 988), this hymn is found in manuscripts of the 12th and 13th centuries. It is found in the Sarum, York, Hereford and Aberdeen Breviaries, appointed as a hymn for Compline at times that varied from monastery to monastery. Different versions of this popular hymn are found in Daniel, Thesaurus Hymnologicus IV, p. 209, and in Analecta Hymnica, 23. 39. It was well known in England in Tudor times, because it was set to music by Thomas Tallis* (ca. 1505-1585) and John Sheppard (fl. ca. 1540-1560). It was translated by John Cosin* for his Collection of Private Devotions (1627) as ‘Blest Saviour, Lord of...

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