E HAVE ALREADY mentioned the “Abecedarius” of Sedulius, which some consider the greatest hymn of all time. A section from it is used for the Epiphany, and the Brébeuf hymnal contains numerous translations of it, including a stunning one (unbelievably clever!) by Monsignor Knox—but we are not discussing that today.
Today we look at #18 in the Brébeuf hymnal, with a not-too-shabby English translation by Archbishop Bagshawe:
You can hear individual tracks
if you visit the Brébeuf website
and scroll to #018.
This is one of the “common tunes” used in the Brébeuf hymnal. If you want to know more about “common tunes,” please watch this video.
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