Again the Lord’s own day is here

Again the Lord’s own day is here. Attributed to Thomas à Kempis* (ca. 1380-1471), translated by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866) and the Compilers of A&M (1861).   This hymn was used in the ‘Evening’ section for ‘Sunday’ in the First Edition of A&M. It was based on a translation by Neale in The Hymnal Noted, Part II (1854). The Latin text began ‘En dies est dominica’. Frost (1962, p. 149) notes that the translation is of a selection of stanzas (1, 4, 5, 6, 29) of a poem of 29 stanzas ascribed to Thomas à  Kempis in AH 48, p. 475):  Again the Lord’s own day is here, The day to Christian people dear, As, week by week, it bids them tell How Jesus rose from death and hell.  For by...

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