Now shadows wane, now heavy night departeth

Now shadows wane, now heavy night departeth

Author: Pope Gregory I; Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges
Tune: ECCE JAM NOCTIS
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Author: Pope Gregory I

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 >

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First Line: Now shadows wane, now heavy night departeth
Author: Pope Gregory I
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges
Language: English

Notes

Ecce jam noctis, p, 320, i, Additional translations are:—

Now shadows wane, now heavy night departeth , in the Yattendon Hymnal. 1899, No. 75, marked as "Engl. by R. B." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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