The eternal Spirit’s gifts

The eternal Spirit’s gifts

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First Line: The eternal Spirit’s gifts

Notes

Aeterna Christi munera, Apostolorum gloriam. This form of the hymn [Aeterna Christi munera, Et martyrum victorias] is an adaptation for "Apostles" as distinct from “Martyrs." It is in numerous Breviaries, including the Roman, York, Sarum and others. The same text, however, is not strictly maintained. The lines of the original which are thus variously altered are 1-8 and 21-28, followed by a doxology not in the original and varying in the respective Breviaries in which the hymn is given. Translations in common use:— 4. The Eternal Spirit's gifts, The gifts of Christ the King. By G. Phillimore, given in the Parish Hymn Book, 1863 and 1875, and Sarum, 1868. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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