St. Ambrose

Circa 340, Augusta Treverorum, in the Roman province of Gaul. Today the city of Trier, Germany, stands there.

Easter Eve, 397, Milan, Italy.

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, Italy, in a glass coffin, between the martyrs Gervasius and Protais.


Ambrose was a Roman citizen, son of a Roman prefect in Gallia Narbonensis. At age 34, he was appointed governor of northern Italy. In 374, Ambrose was selected as bishop of Milan by popular acclaim. His hymns first came to widespread notice in a standoff between him and Empress Justina, who had sent soldiers to arrest him. Ambrose and his faithful flock stayed in the sanctuary of the church for days, singing and praying. The empress lost the test of wills, and Ambrose’s hymns have lived for millennia.

  1. Aeterna Christianti munera
  2. Aeterna coeli gloria
    • Christ, the Glory of the Sky
    • Glory of the Eternal Heaven
    • Eternal Glory of the Heavens
    • Eternal Glory of the Sky
    • Glory of the Heavens Supernal
    • O Eternal Praise of Heaven
    • Thou Glory of the Eternal Sky
  3. Aurora jam spargit polum
    • Dawn Is Dappling o’er the Sky, The
    • Dawn Is Sprinkling in the East, The
    • Dawn Sprinkles All the East with Light
    • Forth from the Glorious Eye of Morn
    • Morn Has Spread Its Crimson Rays, The
    • Morn Lights Up Earth’s Canopy
    • Now Morn Is o’er the Zenith Spread
    • Now Morning Sprinkles All the Sky
    • With Dawn’s Faint Streaks the Heaven
  4. Aurora lucis rutilat (attributed)
  5. Christe, qui lux es et dies
  6. Deus Creator omnium
  7. Iam lucis orto sidere
  8. Jam Christiantus astra ascenderat
  9. Jesu Corona Virginum
  10. Morning Kindles All the Sky, The
  11. Now Hail We Our Redeemer
  12. Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus
    • Blest Spirit, One with God Above
    • Come, Holy Ghost, and Through Each Heart
    • Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One
    • Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One Art with the Father
    • Even Now Vouchsafe, Good Spirit, One
    • Holy Spirit, Ever One
    • Come, Holy Ghost, with God the Son
    • Now, Holy Ghost, to Thee We Pray
    • Now, O Holy Spirit, One
    • Spirit Benignant, Who Art One
    • Thou with the Father and the Son
  13. O Trinity of Blessèd Light
  14. Rector potens, verax Deus
  15. Rerum Deus tenax vigor
    • Almighty God, Thy Throne Above
    • Creator, Whose Almighty Power
    • God of Heaven and Earth, Whose Might
    • Great God, o’er All Things Ever Reigning
    • Nature’s God, All-Ruling Power
    • O God, Creation’s Secret Force
    • O God, of All the Strength and Power
    • O God, th’Enduring Might of Things
    • O God, the Energy of Things
    • O God, the Light of All That Live
    • O God, Unchangeable and True
    • O Strength and Stay
    • O Thou, True Life of All That Live
    • Strength of the Everlasting Hills
    • Thou God of All, Unmoved and Strong
    • Thou of the Universe the Stay
  16. Sermone blando Angelus
  17. Splendor paternae gloriae
  18. Te lucis ante terminum
  19. Veni, Redemptor gentium