O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile by Fr. Frederick William Faber, Oratorian
TUNE: “St Cross” • 88 88 (LM)

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Father Frederick William Faber (d. 1863) was a Roman Catholic priest known for his preaching, publications, and hymn texts. A disciple of Cardinal Newman, he founded the London Oratory. The Brébeuf Hymnal took the melody from page 53 of the New Westminster Hymnal (1939), which was primarily the work of Monsignor Ronald Knox (d. 1957) and Dom Gregory Murray (d. 1992). The text was included in the Catholic Hymn Book (London Oratory, 1998) on page 105.