The Atlantic Volume 43

The Atlantic Volume 43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...and then was admitted to the sacraments only after making public penance. On the 4th of April, 397, the stout-hearted bishop, who had done so much to vindicate the nuthority of the church against the state, died at Milan, and was buried in the basilica of San Ambrogio. His hymns are terse, simple, and vigorous, and are written in a stanza which lacks the charm of rhyme. The Easter hymn beginning " Hie est die verus Dei" is one of the very few poems of his writing, the authenticity of which is unquestioned. Most of the hymns classed as Ambrosian belong to a later period. Of this hymn, Mrs. Charles, in her Voice of Christian Life in Sonw supplies the following transla " This is the very day of God, --Serene with holy light it came, -In which the stream ol sacred blood Swept over the world's crime and shame. " Lost souls with faith once more it filled, The darkness from blind eyes dissolved. Whose load of fear too great to yield, Seeing the dying thief absolved'! " Changing the cross for the reward, That moment's faith obtains his Lord, Beiom the just his spirit flies, The first-fruits enters Paradise. " The angels ponder, wondering: They sec the body' pain and strife; They see to Christ the guilty cllng, And romp at once tho blessed life. " O admirable Mystery! The sins of nil are laid on Thee; And Thou, to cleanse the world's deep stain, As man dost boar the sins of men. " What can be ever more sublime! That grace might meet the guilt of time, Love doth the bonds oi fear undo, And death restores our life anew. " l)oath's fatal spear himself doth wound, With his own letters he is hound. Lo, dmd the Life. oi' all men lies, That lite mew for all might rise!--..".show more

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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 998g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866630
  • 9781236866639