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:—
1. The Lord's eternal gifts. By E. Caswall, first published in his Lyra Catholica, 1849, p. 204, and in his Hymns & Poems, 1873, p. 108. This is in use in a few Roman Catholic hymnals for schools and mission services. Altered to "The Eternal Spirit's gifts" it is also No. 296 in Chope's Hymnal, 1864.
--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Harmonies #d64||The Apostles||The Lord's eternal gifts||Ambrose of Milan||1873|
|Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d143||The Lord's eternal gifts||The Lord's eternal gifts||Ambrose of Milan||1859|
|Lyra Catholica: containing all the hymns of the Roman breviary and missal, with others from various sources. Arranged for every day in the week, and the festivals and saints' days... #250||The Lord's eternal gifts||The Lord's eternal gifts||Ambrose of Milan||1851|
|The Catholic Hymn Book: a collection of hymns, anthems, etc. for all holydays of obligation and devotion throughout the year #134||The Lord's eternal gifts||The Lord's eternal gifts||1851|
|The Little Catholic Hymn Book: Containing a Collection of Hymns, Anthems ... #d83||The Lord's eternal gifts||The Lord's eternal gifts||Ambrose of Milan||1851|