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On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry

Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749 Meter: Appears in 202 hymnals Lyrics: ... 's cry Announces that the Lord is nigh; Awake and hearken ... he brings Glad tidings of the King of kings! 2 Then cleansed ... We hail Thee as our Savior, Lord, Our refuge and our great reward; Without ... , eternal Son, Whose advent has our freedom won, Whom with the ... Topics: The Baptism of Our Lord Used With Tune: PUER NOBIS Text Sources: Tr. composite

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

Author: John Newton Meter: D Appears in 1,171 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God. He, ... foes. 2 See, the streams of living waters, springing from eternal ... assuage? Grace, which like the Lord, the giver, never fails from ... a covering, showing that the Lord is near. Thus deriving from ... Topics: Elements of Worship Baptism; Elements of Worship Praise and Adoration; God's Promise of Redemption; Hymns of Praise; People of God / Church Unity of God's People; People of God / Church Witnessing; Songs of Zion; Unity of the Church Scripture: Psalm 87 Used With Tune: AUSTRIAN HYMN

The Baptism of Christ

Author: G. B. Timms, 1910-1997 Meter: Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: The sinless one to Jordan came Lyrics: That he, the Son of God, had come To ... came To share our fallen nature's ... foes. 5 Dear Lord, let those baptized ... Topics: Adult Baptism Used With Tune: SOLEMNIS HAEC FETIVITAS


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St. Ambrose

340 - 397 Person Name: Ambrose of Milan (ca. 340-397) Author of "O Splendor of God's Glory Bright" in The Worshipbook Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and much was felt to depend upon the person appointed as his successor. The church in which the election was held was so filled with excited people that the Consular found it necessary to take steps fur preserving the peace, and himself exhorted them to peace and order: when a voice suddenly exclaimed, "Ambrose is Bishop," and the cry was taken up on all sides. He was compelled to accept the post, though still only a catechumen; was forthwith baptized, and in a week more consecrated Bishop, Dec. 7, 374. The death of the Emperor Valentinian I., in 375, brought him into collision with Justina, Valentinian's second wife, an adherent of the Arian party: Ambrose was supported by Gratian, the elder son of Valentinian, and by Theodosius, whom Gratian in 379 associated with himself in the empire. Gratian was assassinated in 383 by a partisau of Maximus, and Ambrose was sent to treat with the usurper, a piece of diplomacy in which he was fairly successful. He found himself, however, left to carry on the contest with the Arians and the Empress almost alone. He and the faithful gallantly defended the churches which the heretics attempted to seize. Justina was foiled: and the advance of Maximus on Milan led to her flight, and eventually to her death in 388. It was in this year, or more probably the year before (387), that Ambrose received into the Church by baptism his great scholar Augustine, once a Manichaean heretic. Theodosius was now virtually head of the Roman empire, his colleague Valentinian II., Justina's son, being a youth of only 17. In the early part of 390 the news of a riot at Thessalonica, brought to him at Milan, caused him to give a hasty order for a general massacre at that city, and his command was but too faithfully obeyed. On his presenting himself a few days after at the door of the principal church in Milan, he was met by Ambrose, who refused him entrance till he should have done penance for his crime. It was not till Christmas, eight months after, that the Emperor declared his penitence, and was received into communion again by the Bishop. Valentinian was murdered by Arbogastes, a Frank general, in 392; and the murderer and his puppet emperor Eugenius were defeated by Theodosius in 394. But the fatigues of the campaign told on the Emperor, and he died the following year. Ambrose preached his funeral sermon, as he had done that of Valentinian.   The loss of these two friends and supporters was a severe blow to Ambrose; two unquiet years passed, and then, worn with labours and anxieties, he himself rested from his labours on Easter Eve, 397. It was the 4th of April, and on that day the great Bishop of Milan is remembered by the Western Church, but Rome commemorates his consecration only, Dec. 7th. Great he was indeed, as a scholar, an organiser, a statesman; still greater as a theologian, the earnest and brilliant defender of the Catholic faith against the Arians of the West, just as Athanasius (whose name, one cannot but remark, is the same as his in meaning) was its champion against those of the East. We are now mainly concerned with him as musician and poet, "the father of Church song" as he is called by Grimm. He introduced from the East the practice of antiphonal chanting, and began the task, which St. Gregory completed, of systematizing the music of the Church. As a writer of sacred poetry he is remarkable for depth and severity. He does not warm with his subject, like Adam of St. Victor, or St. Bernard. "We feel," says Abp. Trench, "as though there were a certain coldness in his hymns, an aloofness of the author from his subject. "A large number of hymns has been attributed to his pen; Daniel gives no fewer than 92 called Ambrosian. Of these the great majority (including one on himself) cannot possibly be his; there is more or less doubt about the rest. The authorities on the subject are the Benedictine ed. of his works, the Psalterium, or Hymnary, of Cardinal Thomasius, and the Thesaurus Hymnologicus of Daniel. The Benedictine editors give 12 hymns as assignable to him, as follows:—1.  Aeterna Christi munera. 2.  Aeterne rerum Conditor. 3.  Consors Paterni luminii. 4.  Deus Creator omnium. 5.  Fit porta Christi pervia, 6.  Illuminans Altissimus. 7.  Jam surgit hora tertia. 8.  0 Lux Beata Trinitas. 9.  Orabo mente Dominum. 10.  Somno refectis artubus. 11.  Splendor Paternae gloriae. 12.  Veni Redemptor gentium. Histories of these hymns, together with details of translations into English, are given in this work, and may be found under their respective first lines. The Bollandists and Daniel are inclined to attribute to St. Ambrose a hymn, Grates tibi Jesu novas, on the finding of the relics of SS. Gervasius and Protasius. These, we know, were discovered by him in 386, and it is by no means unlikely that the bishop should have commemorated in verse an event which he announces by letter to his sister Marcellina with so much satisfaction, not to say exultation.A beautiful tradition makes the Te Deum laudamus to have been composed under inspiration, and recited alternately, by SS. Ambrose and Augustine immediately after the baptism of the latter in 387. But the story rests upon a passage which there is every reason to consider spurious, in the Chronicon of Dacius, Bishop of Milan in 550. There is no hint of such an occurrence in the Confessions of St. Augustine, nor in Paulinue's life of St. Ambrose, nor in any authentic writing of St. Ambrose himself. The hymn is essentially a compilation, and there is much reason to believe, with Merati, that it originated in the 5th century, in the monastery of St. Honoratus at Lerins. [Te Deum.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) Also known as: Ambrotio, Saint, Bishop of Milan Ambroise, Saint, Bishop of Milan Ambrosio de Milán Ambrosius Mediolanensis Ambrosius Saint, Bp. of Milan Ambrosius von Mailand Aurelio Ambrogio, Saint, Bishop of Milan Aurelius Ambrosius, Saint, Bishop of Milan

John H. Sammis

1846 - 1919 Person Name: John H. Sammis, 1846-1919 Author of "Trust and Obey" in Hymns for a Pilgrim People John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809 Person Name: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 Composer of "AUSTRIAN HYMN" in Psalms for All Seasons Francis Joseph Haydn; b. 1732, Rohrau, Austria; d. 1809, Vienna Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908


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Composer: Lewis H. Redner Meter: Appears in 196 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33323 54621 712 Used With Text: O Little Town of Bethlehem


Composer: John F. Wade Meter: Irregular Appears in 560 hymnals Tune Sources: Harm. from Collections of Motetts or Antiphons, 1792 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 11512 55323 43211 Used With Text: O Come, All Ye Faithful


Composer: Carlton R. Young; William Walker Meter: D Appears in 11 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Used With Text: When Jesus Came to Jordan


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God of Our Life, Through All the Circling Years

Author: Hugh T. Kerr Hymnal: The Worshipbook #395 (1972) Meter: Lyrics: 1 God of our life, through all the ... all the past, through all our hopes and fears, Your ... mercies, Lord, which never fail. 2 God of the past, our times ... we are strong, Lord, leave us not alone; Our faith renew. ... for us in life our daily bread, Our heart's true ... Topics: Service for the Lord's Day Opening of Worship; Sacraments Baptism; Acts of the Church Confirmation; Acts of the Church The Marriage Service; Acts of the Church Witness to the Resurrection—Funeral Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8 Tune Title: WITMER

O Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear

Author: Heinrich von Laufenberg (c. 1385-1460); Catherine Winkworth Hymnal: The Hymnbook #452 (1955) Meter: Lyrics: 1 O Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear, As Thou wast ... here, So give this child of Thine, we pray, Thy grace ... As in Thy heavenly Kingdom, Lord, All things obey Thy sacred ... Topics: Baptism; Church, The Holy Baptism Scripture: Luke 2:11 Tune Title: VOM HIMMEL HOCH

Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear

Author: Heinrich von Laufenberg; Catherine Winkworth Hymnal: The Worshipbook #461 (1972) Meter: Lyrics: Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear, As you were once an infant here, So give this child of yours, we pray, Your grace and blessing day by day. Amen. Topics: Sacraments Baptism Scripture: Acts 1:5 Tune Title: VOM HIMMEL HOCH


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