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 >
Paraphraser: D. T. Morgan
Morgan, David Thomas, b. Sep. 17, 1809, d. Nov. 14, 1886. In 1880 Mr. Morgan's translations from the Latin were published as Hymns and Poems of the Latin Church, Translated by D. T. Morgan. Arranged according to the Calendar of the Church of England, Lond., Rivingtons, 1880. About one-half of these translations had been previously printed for private circulation in his Hymns of the Latin Church, Translated by David T. Morgan, with the Originals appended, 1811.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: O Come, Redeemer of MankindFirst Line: O come, Redeemer of mankind, appearTune Title: REDEMPTOR MUNDIAuthor: Ambrose of Milan, circa 340-397; David T. MorganMeter: 10.10.10.10Source: Translation in Hymns and Poems of the Latin Church (London: Rivingtons, 1880)