John O'Connor

Short Name: John O'Connor
Full Name: O'Connor, John, 1870-1952
Birth Year: 1870
Death Year: 1952

O'Connor, John, was b. Dec. 5, 1870, at Clonmel, Ireland. After completing his theological studies in the English College at Rome, he was ordained priest 1895, in St. John Lateran, Rome; and is now (1906) priest in charge at Heckmondwike, Yorks. He contributed to the Arundel Hymns, 1902, a number of translations (see Index of Authors, &c), and the following original hymns:—
1. Ah, Lady of high heaven! B. V. M.
2. All the skies to-night sing o'er us. Christmas.
3. Father of all those far-scattered sheep of Christ. St. Patrick.
4. Hail! O new Jerusalem. Heaven.
5. Jesu! none is like to Thee. The Love of Jesus.
6. Jesu! the dying day hath left us lonely. Evening.
7. Joseph gentle, husband mine. Christmas.
8. Let sweet aud holy sound. Christmas.
9. Our Life hangs dead upon Calvary's hill. Good Friday.
10. The Angelus sweetly rings Ave Maria. The Angelus.
11. The buried flowers keep heart of grace. School Holiday.
12. The hour of grace sublime. Holy Communion.
[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

John O'Connor (1870–1952), an Irish Catholic parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire, was the basis of G. K. Chesterton's fictional detective Father Brown. O'Connor was instrumental in G. K. Chesterton's conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1922. O'Connor also received the poet and painter David Jones into the church in 1921, and was associated with Eric Gill and The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic at Ditchling.

Texts by John O'Connor (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All the skies tonight sing over usJohn O'Connor (Author)English3
Hail, O new Jerusalem, enthroned as a brideJohn O'Connor (Author)1
Jesu, the dying day hath left us lonelyJohn O'Connor (Author)2
Jesus Christ is risen today, Sinners, wipe your tears awayJohn O'Connor (Author)3
Joseph, gentle husband mineJohn O'Connor (Author)2
Let sweet and holy soundJohn O'Connor (Author)English3
O perfect noon of lovelinessJohn O'Connor (Author)1
One great and final Sabbath dayJohn O'Connor (Author)2
Shepherds, tell your beauteous storyJohn O'Connor (Author)3
Shepherds, what joyful tidingsJohn O'Connor (Translator (from Dutch))English2
This is the day whereon the Lord's true witnessJohn O'Connor (Author)2
This is the day which God has blestJohn O'Connor (Author)1
We've been told a joyful thingJohn O'Connor (Translator (from French))English2

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