May 12, 1630, Paris, France.

Au­gust 5, 1697, Dijon, France.

Abbey of St. Victor, Paris, France.

Santolius Victorinus.


De Santeüil studied at the College of S. Barbe, then with Father Cossart, a Jesuit. He became one of the regular Canons of St. Victor, at Paris, and gained a reputation as a distinguished writer of Latin poetry. Many of his hymns appeared in the Cluniac Breviary of 1686, and the Paris Breviary, 1680 & 1736. His Hymni Sacri et Novi was published at Paris in 1689, and again, enlarged, in 1698. Jean Baptiste’s brother was Claude de Santeüil. Known as the prince of French hymnographers, he was continually writing poems, inscriptions for the public monuments of Paris, or sonnets for friends. He was admired by the learned men of his day, the two Princes de Condé, father and son, and by King Louis XIV, who gave him a pension.

  1. Christe, Qui Sedes Olympo
  2. Christi Perennes Nuntii
  3. Coelestis Aulae Principes
  4. Divine Crescebas Puer
  5. Ex Quo, Salus Mortalium
  6. Fac, Christe, Nostri Gratia
  7. Fumant Sabaeis Templa Vaporibus
  8. Nobis, Olympo Redditus
  9. Non Parta Solo Sanguine
  10. O Luce Quae Tuâ Lates
  11. O Qui Tuo, Dux Martyrum
    • Chief of Martyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • First of Martyrs, Thou Whose Name
    • O Captain of the Martyr Host
    • O Prince of Martyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • Prince of Martyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • Prince of Martyrs! Whose Own Name
    • Rightful Prince of Martyrs Thou
  12. Sensus Quis Horror Percutit
    • Awful Thought of Endless Doom
    • Fearful Thought of Endless Doom
    • Great God, What Terror Fills the Eye?
    • What Is This Horror? The Sky Is Rended
    • What Terror Every Bosom Shakes
    • What Terrors Shake My Trembling Soul
  13. Supreme Quales, Arbiter
  14. Templi Sacratas Pande, Sion, Fores