While now the daylight fills the sky

While now the daylight fills the sky

Author: St. Ambrose; Translator: J. M. Neale
Published in 7 hymnals

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 >

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While now the daylight fills the sky
Latin Title: Jam lucis orto sidere
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator: J. M. Neale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #28Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #28Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #13Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #13Page Scan
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #15Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d709
The Sarum Hymnal #8
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