Praise the Savior, Now and Ever

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise the Savior, now and ever (Service Book and Hymnal)
Title: Praise the Savior, Now and Ever
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Source: Tr.. Service Book and Hymnal, 1958, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Copyright: Tr. © 1958 Service Book and Hymnal

Tune

UPP, MIN TUNGA

UPP, MIN TUNGA was published anonymously in the 1697 edition of the Swenska Psalmboken in dotted rhythms rather than the present isorhythmic form (all equal rhythms). A bar form (AAB) tune, UPP, MIN TUNGA consists of three long lines. Avoid turning the initial phrases of these lines into choppy phra…

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