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Once more the sun is beaming bright

Once more the sun is beaming bright

Author: St. Ambrose; Translator: John Chandler
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once more the sun is beaming bright
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator: John Chandler
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns #359Page Scan
A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d104
Hymns for Church and Home #341Page Scan
Hymns for the Worship of God: selected and arranged for the congregations connected with the Church of Scotland #3Page Scan
New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d101
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d630
The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #133Page Scan
Worship in the School Room #d132
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #476Page Scan



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