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Again We Keep This Solemn Fast

Author (ascribed to): Gregory the Great

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

Adapter: Peter J. Scagnelli

(no biographical information available about Peter J. Scagnelli.) Go to person page >

Translator: J. M. Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Again we keep this solemn fast
Title: Again We Keep This Solemn Fast
Latin Title: Ex more doci mystico
Author (ascribed to): Gregory the Great
Adapter: Peter J. Scagnelli
Translator: J. M. Neale
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Adapt. © Peter J. Scagnelli

Tune

ERHALT UNS, HERR


OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #121

Catholic Book of Worship III #352

Gather (3rd ed.) #487

Gather Comprehensive #382

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #407

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #266

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #394

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #353

One in Faith #419

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #400

Praise y Adoración #34a

Page Scan

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #566

RitualSong #559

Singing Our Faith #121

The New Century Hymnal #187

Worship (3rd ed.) #420

Worship (4th ed.) #474

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