The praises of that saint we sing

The praises of that saint we sing

Author: Silvio Antoniano; Translator: John Athelston Laurie Riley
Tune: ST. AMBROSE (11234)
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1. The praises of that saint we sing,
To whom all lands their tribute bring,
Who with indomitable heart,
Bore throughout life true woman’s heart.

2. Restraining every froward sense
By gentle bonds of abstinence,
With prayer her hungry souls she fed,
And thus to heavenly joys hath sped.

3. King Christ, from whom all virtue springs,
Who only doest wondrous things,
As now to Thee she kneels in prayer,
In mercy our petitions hear.

4. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5636

Author: Silvio Antoniano

Cardinal Silvio Antoniano, was born at Rome in 1540. Through the influence and patronage of Pope Pius IV. he became Professor of the Belles Lettres in the Collegio Romano, and subsequently rose to be the head of the college, and a cardinal. He died in 1603. [Rev. W. A. Shoults, B.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, p. 382 (1907) Go to person page >

Translator: John Athelston Laurie Riley

Riley, John Athelstan Laurie, M.A., s. of John Riley, Mytholmroyd, Yorks, was born in London, Aug. 10, 1858, and educated at Eton and at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1883). He has been since 1892 a member of the House of Laymen of the Province of Canterbury. He was one of the compilers of The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it seven translations from the Latin (34, 185, 193, 195, 213, 242, 321, with No. 97 previously published), and one from the Greek, beginning, "What sweet of life endureth," from Iiola rod fiiov, p. 899, i., and the following originals:— 1. Come, let us join the Church above. Martyrs. 2. Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people. St. Bartholomew. The initials of the lines form the acrostic S… Go to person page >

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First Line: The praises of that saint we sing
Author: Silvio Antoniano
Translator: John Athelston Laurie Riley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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