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Crimson glows the ruddy morning,
Earth rejoices, hell is mourning,
For the King, renowned, all glorious,
Vain the rock with sealéd portal,
Lo! in triumph clad, immortal,
He, the Victor, wakes from sleep.
Groans forevermore are ended,
Chosen ones, with visage mournful,
By the cruel, base and scornful,
Sermone blando angelus
Illae dum pergunt concite
Videntes eum vivere
Quo agnito discipuli
Claro paschali gaudio
Ostensa sibi vulnera
Rex Christe clementissime, Tu corda nostra posside, Ut tibi laudes debitas
Reddamus omni tempore!
Now with voices wondrous tender,
While they now with joy and fearing
When His brethren learn the story,
Now the world with light rejoices,
They have seen th' Anointed One.
Seen by them, His body, wounded,
Stands confessed, the Lord of might.
Christ, Thou King, most gracious ever, Claim these restless hearts of ours,
That with rapture ending never,
We may justly praise Thy powers!
It is probable that Augustine wrote no hymns. The hymns which are called Augustinian are associated with his name because they are based upon some of his sayings and were formerly supposed to have been of his composition. He was born at Tagasta, in Numidia, November 13, 354 a.d. In his youth he was profligate, but was the object of most devoted prayer on the part of his mother, Monica. In 386 he came under the spell of the eloquent Ambrose at Milan, was converted, and became bishop of Hippo in Africa, in 396. He is the most famous of all the Latin fathers and the most influential. He was called "the Numidian Lion." Tradition connects the "Te Deum" with him and Ambrose, as having been spontaneously uttered in responsive verses by them at the baptism of Augustine.
Of the works of Augustine, says Professor March, Confessions - his autobiography, is most read;
City of God' most praised." His power is felt to this day in theology, his hand is seen in the shaping of creeds and systems in every century since his own. He died August 28, 430.