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Virgin wholly marvelous

Translator: John W. Atkinson

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Author: Ephrem the Syrian

Ephraem Syrus. About A.D. 307 there was born at Nisibis, in northern Mesopotamia, Ephraem or Ephraim Syrus, the most celebrated father of the Syrian church, and famous not only as a theologian, but also as a poet and hymn-writer. Historians differ as to the details of his life; but it is known that having first been a pupil of James, bishop of Nisibis, he finished his education at Edessa, where for the rest of his days he chiefly resided. He visited Basil at Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and by him he was ordained to the office of deacon. He died at Edessa in June, 373. Ephraim was a most voluminous writer of commentaries, expository sermons, hymns, and metrical homilies. Metrical Homilies, first mentioned in connection with him,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Virgin wholly marvelous
Translator: John W. Atkinson
Author: Ephrem the Syrian
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Treasury of Catholic Song #160

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d166

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Pew ed. #d170

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The Parish Hymnal #83

The Parochial Hymnal, a Select Collection #d138

The Pius X Hymnal #d159

The Pius X Hymnal for Unison, Two Equal, or Four Mixed Voices. Rev. ed. #d112

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