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: H. W. Baker
Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >
Display Title: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr BandFirst Line: Sweet flow'rets of the martyr bandTune Title: DAS WALT GOTT VATERAuthor: Henry W. Baker, 1821-77; Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, 348-413Meter: LMDate: 1982Subject: Holy Innocents, Martyrs | ; Lesser Festivals |
Display Title: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr BandFirst Line: Sweet flowerets of the martyr bandTune Title: SALVETE FLORESAuthor: Aurelius Prudentius; Henry W. BakerMeter: LMSource: Translation in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875