1000 Songs/Of the Father's love begotten (Prudentius)

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Of the Father's love begotten (Prudentius)

1000 Songs

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Written by Aurelius Predentius Clemens, mainly known as Predentius. 348A.D.-405A.D.

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Latin txt by Prudentius, tranlated into English for the English Hymnal in 1906, and an extended version by J.M. Neale.

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Translation by J.M. Neale. English.

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Of The Father's Heart Begotten, was based on the poem "Corde Natus, by Prudentius. It was translated and paired with medieval plainchant melody. So yes it was sang as a chant.

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Pruentius was born in the Roman Province of Tarraconensis around 348 A.D. He lived his life as a Roman Christian Poet. But, before becoming a poet Prudentius practiced law with minimal success, and also served as a provincial governor. During his life we was influenced by many early christian authors such as Tertullian, and St. Ambrose. He also spent a majority of his time reading the bible, which guided him in his poetic inspiration. Two of his hymns "Of The Father's Love Begotten", and "Earth Has Many A Noble City", are still in used in modern churches today.

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