Rising in darkness, let us all keep watching

Author (attributed to): Pope Gregory I

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rising in darkness, let us all keep watching
Author (attributed to): Pope Gregory I
Meter: 11.11.12.6
Source: The New Century Hymnal, 1993, Transl.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Translation © 1993 The Pilgrim Press

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The New Century Hymnal #90



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