Now doth the fiery sun decline

Now doth the fiery sun decline

Author: St. Ambrose; Translator: Edward Caswall
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now doth the fiery sun decline
Latin Title: Iam sol recedit igneus
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Hymnal and Vesperal for the Seasons and Principal Festivals of the Ecclesiastical Year #d46

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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #218

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Lyra Catholica #82

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Lyra Catholica #154

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d205

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The Catholic Hymn Book #78b

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d53

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