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Child, by God's sweet mercy given

Child, by God's sweet mercy given

Author: Ephrem the Syrian
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Ephrem the Syrian

Ephraem Syrus. About A.D. 307 there was born at Nisibis, in northern Mesopotamia, Ephraem or Ephraim Syrus, the most celebrated father of the Syrian church, and famous not only as a theologian, but also as a poet and hymn-writer. Historians differ as to the details of his life; but it is known that having first been a pupil of James, bishop of Nisibis, he finished his education at Edessa, where for the rest of his days he chiefly resided. He visited Basil at Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and by him he was ordained to the office of deacon. He died at Edessa in June, 373. Ephraim was a most voluminous writer of commentaries, expository sermons, hymns, and metrical homilies. Metrical Homilies, first mentioned in connection with him,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Child, by God's sweet mercy given
Author: Ephrem the Syrian

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A Collection of Hymns #444

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Hymns and Poetry of the Eastern Church #91

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Songs of the Soul #228

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