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Dedication Festival Processional

This is the house of God, a place of peace and refreshing

Author: Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, c.540-c.609; Translator: Maurice F. Bell
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, c.540-c.609

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

Translator: Maurice F. Bell

Bell, Maurice Frederick, M.A., son of G. W. Bell, barrister at law, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1862. He graduated from Hertford Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1884, M.A. 1887), was ordained D. 1885, P. 1886, and has been since 1904 Vicar of St. Mark, Regent's Park, London. He contributed to The English Hymnal, 1906, four translations (60, 68, 624, 634), and "O dearest Lord, by all adored" (Close of Festival), 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is the house of God, a place of peace and refreshing
Title: Dedication Festival Processional
Latin Title: Salve festa dies
Author: Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, c.540-c.609
Translator: Maurice F. Bell
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail thee Festival Day! blest day that art halllowed for ever
Copyright: Public Domain

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The English Hymnal #634

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The English Hymnal #634

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