Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, "The Christian Pindar" was born in northern Spain, a magistrate whose religious convictions came late in life. His subsequent sacred poems were literary and personal, not, like those of St. Ambrose, designed for singing. Selections from them soon entered the Mozarabic rite, however, and have since remained exquisite treasures of the Western churches. His Cathemerinon liber, Peristephanon, and Psychomachia were among the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. A concordance to his works was published by the Medieval Academy of America in 1932. There is a considerable literature on his works.
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Translator: T. A. Lacey
Lacey, Thomas Alexander, s. of G. F. Lacey, was b. at Nottingham, Dec. 20, 1853. He entered Balliol Coll., Oxford, as an exhibitioner in 1871 (B.A. 1876, M.A. 1885), was ordained D. 1876, P. 1879, was from 1894 to 1903 Vicar of Madingley near Cambridge, and since then has been Chaplain of the London Diocesan Penitentiary. He was one of the Committee who compiled The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it twelve translations (8, 66, 67, 69, 104, 123, 124, 174, 208, 226, 249, 325), also one unpublished and one previously published original, viz.,
1. O Faith of England, taught of old. [Church Defence.]
2. The dying robber raised his aching brow. [Good Friday.] First in the Treasury, Sept. 1905, p. 482, headed "Sursum."
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Display Title: Servant of God, rememberFirst Line: Servant of God, rememberTune Title: CULTO DEIAuthor: Prudentius, 348-510; T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931Date: 1986Subject: The Christian Year | Passiontide; Office Hymn | Compline
Display Title: Servant of God, rememberFirst Line: Servant of God, rememberTune Title: NUN LASST UNS GEH'NAuthor: Prudentius, 348-510; T. A. Lacey, 1853-1931Date: 1986Subject: The Christian Year | Passiontide; Office Hymn | Compline