Guillaume du Plessis de Geste

1630, Château du Plessis-Gesté, Anjou, France.

May 2, 1702, Saintes, France.

Church of the Jacobins, Toulouse, France.


De la Brunetière earned his DD degree from the University of Paris. For 16 years, he was Vicar General at Paris before becoming Bishop of Saintes on November 30, 1677. His hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary (1680 & 1736), the Cluniac Breviary (1686), and other French breviaries. In the Paris Breviary of 1736, his hymns are signed G. Ep. S. (Guillaume, Bishop of Saintes).

  1. Ad nuptias agni Pater
    • To the Lamb’s Festival
    • To Share the Lamb’s High Marriage Rites
  2. Christe pastorum caput atque princeps
  3. Non vana dilectum gregem
  4. Pastore percusso, mina
    • O Lord, Thy Voice the Mountain Shakes
    • Shepherd Now Was Smitten, The
    • Shepherd Smitten Is, The, and Lo
    • Shepherd Now Was Smitten, The
    • Smitten Is the Shepherd Good
    • They Smite the Shepherd! Fired with Wrath
  5. Plagis Magistri saucia
  6. Sat Paule sat terris datum
  7. Sudore sat tuo fides