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Lo the pilgrim Magi

Translator: John David Chambers

Chambers, John David, M.A., F.S.A., son of Captain Chambers of the R. N., was born in London in 1805, and educated at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with honours, in 1827 (M.A. 1831). He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1831. In 1842 he published an elaborate treatise on the Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery over the persons and property of Infants, and was appointed Recorder of New Sarum the same year. At Salisbury his attention was specially attracted to the Liturgical and other Ecclesiastical lore appertaining to the Cathedral, and to St. Osmund, its Bishop, 1078. St. Osmund compiled from different sources a series of Divine Offices, and Rules for their celebration within his diocese. These Rules were in two parts, t… Go to person page >

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo the pilgrim Magi
Latin Title: Linquunt tecta Magi principis urbis
Translator: John David Chambers
Author: Charles Coffin
Language: English

Notes

Linquunt teeta Magi principis urbis. C. Coffin. [Epiphany.] Included in the Paris Breviary, 1736, for Lauds on the feast of the Epiphany, and again in his Hymni Sacri, 1736, p. 40. It is also in Card. Newman's Hymni Ecclesiae, 1838 and 1865. Translated as:—
Lo! the pilgrim Magi Leave their royal halls. By J. D. Chambers, in his Lauda Syon, 1857, p. 110. It was repeated in the People's Hymnal, 1867; the Hymnary, 1872, and others.
Other translations are:—
1. From princely walls in Eastern pomp array'd. By I. Williams, in the British Magazine, 1835, and his Hymns translated from the Parisian Breviary, 1839.
2. The princely city passing by. J. C. Earle, in 0. Shipley's Annus Sanctus, 1884.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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