O come, loud anthems let us sing, Come praise the birth of Christ our King

O come, loud anthems let us sing, Come praise the birth of Christ our King

Author: E. H. Plumptre
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Author: E. H. Plumptre

Plumptre, Edward Hayes, D.D., son of Mr. E. H. Plumptre, was born in London, Aug. 6, 1821, and educated at King's College, London, and University College, Oxford, graduating as a double first in 1844. He was for some time Fellow of Brasenose. On taking Holy Orders in 1846 he rapidly attained to a foremost position as a Theologian and Preacher. His appointments have been important and influential, and include that of Assistant Preacher at Lincoln's Inn; Select Preacher at Oxford; Professor of Pastoral Theology at King's College, London; Dean of Queen's, Oxford; Prebendary in St. Paul's Cathedral, London; Professor of Exegesis of the New Testament in King's College, London; Boyle Lecturer; Grinfield Lecturer on the Septuagint, Oxford; Examine… Go to person page >

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First Line: O come, loud anthems let us sing, Come praise the birth of Christ our King
Author: E. H. Plumptre


Christi hodierna celebremus natalitia. [Christmas.] A sequence in the Mass of the sixth day after Christmas Day, whether it be a Sunday or not, in the Sarum Missal, and for the third Mass of Christmas Day, in the Hereford and York Missals. In the Hereford Missal the first line reads, "Christi hodierna pangimini omnes una." With the exception of the second verse, the intercisions and endings of the verses are in the letter a. The Sarum text is given in the Burntisland edition, 1867, col. 74; the York, in the Surtees Society reprint, vol. 59, p. 19; and the Hereford, in the reprint, 1874, p. 16. In the St. Gall manuscript, No. 614 (of the 10th century), it begins as in the Hereford Manuscript In the Bodleian manuscript, No. 775, f. 136 (written c. 1000), and in an 11th century Winchester manuscript now in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (ms. 473), it begins with stanza ii. “Coelica resonent." Translated as:— 0 come, loud anthems let us sing, by E. H. Plumptre, written for and first published in the Hymnary, 1872, No. 135. Also given in Dean Plumptre's Things New and Old, 1884. Also translated as:— Let us celebrate this day, Christ the Lord's nativity. C. B. Pearson. 1868. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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