Now while the herald bird of dayAuthor: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius; Translator: Edward Caswell
Published in 2 hymnals
Ales diei nuntius. A. C. Prudentius. [Tuesday Morning.] This hymn is No. 1 in the Cathemerinon of Prudentius, and is in 25 stanzas of 4 lines. The cento in use is composed of stanza i., ii, xxi., xxv. of the poem, and will be found in Daniel, i., No. 103 ; additional notes, ii. p. 382; iv. p. 39. In the Roman Brevieary it is the hymn for Tuesday at Lauds. Also in the Hymnarium Sarisburiense, London 1851, pp. 47, 48; which contains, besides the Sarum text, variations from the York Use; and among different readings from Monastic Uses, those of Sts. Alban's, Evesham, Worcester, Stanza Andrew de Bromholm (Norfolk). It is also in the Aberdeen Breviary and others.
The text of this cento is also found in three manuscripts of the 11th century in the British Museum; in the Latin Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church, 1851, p. 18, it is printed from a Durham manuscript of the 11th century; in Macgill's Songs of the Christian Creed and Life, 1876 and 1879 ; and others. [Rev.W. A. Shoults, B.D.]
Translations not in common use:—
2. Now, while the herald bird of day. Caswall, 1849.
-- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d93||Now while the herald bird of day||Now while the herald bird of day||Aurelius Clemens Prudentius||1859|
|Lyra Catholica: containing all the hymns of the Roman breviary and missal, with others from various sources. Arranged for every day in the week, and the festivals and saints' days... #65||Now while the herald bird of day||Now while the herald bird of day||Edward Caswall; Aurelius Clemens Prudentius||1851|