Praise the Savior, Now and Ever

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, was born at Ceneda, near Treviso, about 530. At an early age he was converted to Christianity at Aquileia. Whilst a student at Ravenna he became almost blind, and recovered his sight, as he believed miraculously, by anointing his eyes with some oil taken from a lamp that burned before the altar of St. Martin of Tours, in a church in that town. His recovery induced him to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Martin, at Tours, in 565, and that pilgrimage resulted in his spending the rest of his life in Gaul. At Poitiers he formed a romantic, though purely platonic, attachment for Queen Rhadegunda, the daughter of Bertharius, king of the Thuringians, and the wife, though separated from him, of Lot… 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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Lutheran Book of Worship #155



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