1000 Songs/Splendor paternae gloriae--O splendor of God's glory bright (Ambrose)

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O splendor of God's glory bright (Ambrose)

1000 Songs

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St. Ambrose (c. 338-397 AD) - Original Latin and author Robert S. Bridges - English translation

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This hymn was first written in Latin and then was later translated into English. Click here to see a good side-by-side translation from Latin to English. Here is another link to show an alternative English translation by Louis F. Benson.

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There are a few different tunes used for this Hymn. The first one listed is "Wareham", which was composed by William Knapp in 1738. The tune is in Long Meter and used in conjunction with Bridges' translation; a sample of it can be found here along with words to this hymn. The next tune listed for this hymn is "O Heilige Dreifaltidkeit", composed by Nikolaus Hermon in 1560.[1] The other tune listed is "Solemnis Haec Festivitas."[2]

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  1. http://www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/luth_hymnal/tlh550.htm
  2. http://www.hymnary.org/tune/solemnis_haec_festivitas?tab=rtexts