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The eternal gifts of Christ the King The martyr's glorious deeds we sing

The eternal gifts of Christ the King The martyr's glorious deeds we sing

Author: St. Ambrose
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

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First Line: The eternal gifts of Christ the King The martyr's glorious deeds we sing
Author: St. Ambrose
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymnal Version, 1940
Language: English
Publication Date: 1940
Copyright: Tr. Copyright The Church Pension Fund

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GUIDETTI


GONFALON ROYAL

Percy C. Buck (b. West Ham, Essex, England, 1871; d. Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England, 1947), director of music at the well-known British boys' academy Harrow School, wrote GONFALON ROYAL for “The royal banners forward go” (gonfalon is an ancient Anglo-Norman word meaning banner). Buck publi…

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AETERNA CHRISTI MUNERA


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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymnal 1982 #233

Hymnal 1982 #234

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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