The Lord on high ascends

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Author: Robert C. Singleton

Singleton, Robert C., M.A., was born Oct. 9, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin; B.A. 1830; M.A. 1833. He was for some time Warden of St. Columba College, near Dublin; and subsequently First Warden of St. Peter's College, Radley, from 1847 to 1851. In 1851 he retired to Monkstown, near Dublin; and then to York, where he died in 1881. In 1868 he published in conjunction with Dr. E. G. Monk, the Anglican Hymn Book (2nd ed. 1871). To that collection he contributed a large number of translations from the Latin, a few from the German, and the following original hymns:— 1. As James the Great, with glowing zeal. St. James. 2. Beneath the fig-tree's grateful shade. St. Bartholomew. 3. From out the deep, 0 Lord, on Thee. For… Go to person page >

Translator: Richard Corbet Singleton

Born: Oc­to­ber 9, 1810. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 7, 1881, York, Eng­land. Second son of Fran­cis Cor­bet of Coun­ty Adare, Meath, Rich­ard took the name of Sin­gle­ton, and gave his son Cor­bet as his giv­en name. Ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Dub­lin (BA 1830, MA 1833), Rich­ard was for some time War­den of St. Co­lum­ba Coll­ege, near Dub­lin, and sub­se­quen­tly First War­den of St. Pe­ter’s Coll­ege, Rad­ley (1847-51). In 1851, he re­tired to Monks­town, near Dub­lin, mov­ing lat­er to York. In ad­di­tion to writ­ing orig­in­al hymns, he trans­lat­ed a num­ber from La­tin and Ger­man. His works in­clude: Anglican Hymn Book, with Ed­win Monk, 1868  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord on high ascends
Latin Title: Ascendit in altum Dominus
Author: St. Ambrose
Author: Robert C. Singleton
Translator: Richard Corbet Singleton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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