Sedulius, Coelius. The known facts concerning this poet, as contained in his two letters to Macedonius, are, that in early life, he devoted himself to heathen literature; that comparatively late in life he was converted to Christianity; and that amongst his friends were Gallieanus and Perpetua. The place of his birth is generally believed to have been Rome; and the date when he flourished 450. For this date the evidence is, that he referred to the Commentaries of Jerome, who died 420; is praised by Cassiodorus, who d. 575, and by Gelasius, who was pope from 492 to 496. His works were collected, after his death, by Asterius, who was consul in 494. They are (1) Carmen Paschale, a poem which treats of the whole Gospel story; (2) Opus Paschale,… Go to person page >
Translator: John Mason Neale
John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly temperament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >
O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985.
The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…
Display Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is HereFirst Line: The star proclaims the King is hereTune Title: O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUFAuthor: Coelius Sedulius; John M. NealeMeter: LMDate: 1993Subject: Epiphany |
Display Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is HereFirst Line: The star proclaims the King is hereTune Title: WO GOTT ZUM HAUSAuthor: C. Sedulius; J. M. Neale, 1818-66Meter: L MDate: 1996Subject: Jesus, Savior of Gentiles |
Display Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is HereFirst Line: The star proclaims the King is hereTune Title: WO GOTT ZUM HAUSAuthor: John Mason Neale, 1818-66; Coelius Sedulius, 5th cent.Meter: L MScripture: Ephesians 1:9; Matthew 2:1-12; John 18:36-37; John 1:29Date: 2006