Immortal honor, endless fame

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Immortal honor, endless fame,
Attend the almighty Father's name:
The Saviour Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died;
And equal adoration be Eternal Comforter, to thee.

Source: The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #59

Author: John Dryden

Dryden, John. The name of this great English poet has recently assumed a new importance to the students of hymns, from a claim made on his behalf in regard to a considerable body of translations from the Latin published after his death (1701), in a Primer of 1706. The discussion of this point will preclude us from giving more than an outline of his life. i. Biography.—John Dryden was the son of Erasmus, the third son of Sir Erasmus Dryden, and was born at Aid winkle, All Saints, Northants, Aug. 9, 1631. He was educated under Dr. Busby at Westminster, and entered Trip. College, Cambridge, in 1650. He took his B.A. in 1654, and resided nearly 7 years, though without a fellowship. He was of Puritan blood on both his father's and mother's… Go to person page >

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First Line: Immortal honor, endless fame
Author: John Dryden
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Immortal honour, endless fame. This is the concluding stanza of Dryden's translation of the "Veni Creator Spiritus," noted at p. 1210, i., 3.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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