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: J. M. Neale
John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly temperament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >
O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985.
The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…
Display Title: O God, Creation's Secret ForceFirst Line: O God, creation's secret forceTune Title: O HEILAND, REISSAuthor: James Waring McCrady, b. 1938; Ambrose of Milan, 340-397; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866Meter: LMScripture: Luke 10:25-37; John 5:19-29; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16Date: 1998Subject: Morning | ; Creation |
Display Title: O God, creation's secret forceFirst Line: O God, creation's secret forceTune Title: O HEILAND, REISSAuthor: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866; James Waring McCrady, b. 1938Meter: LMDate: 1985Subject: Noonday |
Display Title: O God, creation's secret forceFirst Line: O God, creation's secret forceTune Title: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUMAuthor: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866; James Waring McCrady, b. 1938Meter: LMDate: 1985Subject: Noonday |