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 >
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges
Robert S. Bridges (b. Walmer, Kent, England, 1844; d. Boar's Hill, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, 1930) In a modern listing of important poets Bridges' name is often omitted, but in his generation he was considered a great poet and fine scholar. He studied medicine and practiced as a physician until 1881, when he moved to the village of Yattendon. He had already written some poetry, but after 1881 his literary career became a full-time occupation, and in 1913 he was awarded the position of poet laureate in England. Bridges published The Yattendon Hymnal (1899), a collection of one hundred hymns (forty-four written or translated by him with settings mainly from the Genevan psalter, arranged for unaccompanied singing. In addition to volumes… Go to person page >
Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes, p. 809, i. Additional versions are:—
1. Christ's loving children, for His hope abiding, an adaptation in the Tattendon Hymnal, 1899, No. 49, marked as "English by R. B."
2. Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over, by P. Dearmer, in The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 165.
3. Here in the House of God we take our station, in the Office Hymn Book , 1889, No. 703. In the New Office Hymn Book, 1905, No. 158, it begins, "Lo! with the morning here we take our station." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: Christ’s loving children, for his hope abiding (Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes)First Line: Christ’s loving children, for his hope abiding (Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes)Tune Title: [Christ's loving children, for his hope abiding]Author: S. Gregory, 6th cent.; R. B.Date: 1899Source: Latin
Display Title: Christ's loving children, for his hope abidingFirst Line: Christ's loving children, for his hope abidingTune Title: [Christ's loving children, for his hope abiding]Author: Robert BridgesDate: 1939Subject: Ancient Office Hymn | MorningSource: Yattendon Hymnal