It is no earthly summer's ray

It is no earthly summer's ray

Translator: Frederick William Faber
Published in 4 hymnals

Translator: Frederick William Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: It is no earthly summer's ray
Translator: Frederick William Faber
Source: Breviary Latin

Notes

Deoora lux aeternitatis auream. Translation of [Aurea luce et decore roseo] by E. Caswall in his Lyra Catholica, 1849, p. 159, and his Hymns, 1873, p. 87, as “Bathed in Eternity's all-beauteous beam;" and by F. W. Faber in his Jesus & Mary, &c, 1849, as "It is no earthly summer's ray." This latter translation is adopted by some Roman Catholic hymnbooks for Missions and Schools, and is also in the Marquess of Bute's edition of the Roman Breviary, 1879.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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