Glory in the Cross

Author (verses): Venatius 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 >

Translator (v. 1-3): Steven R. Janco

(no biographical information available about Steven R. Janco.) Go to person page >

Translaotr (v. 4): John Mason Neale, 1818-1866

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Sing, my tongue, the hymn of glory
Title: Glory in the Cross
Author (verses): Venatius Fortunatus
Translator (v. 1-3): Steven R. Janco (alt.)
Translaotr (v. 4): John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7 with refrain
Source: Refrain: Rite of Holy Week
Refrain First Line: We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
Copyright: Refrain © 1972, ICEL; Tr. verses 1-3 © 1997, GIA Publications Inc.

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Gather (3rd ed.) #501

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #591

Worship (4th ed.) #486

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