O Christ our Joy, gone up on high

O Christ our joy, gone up on high.  David Thomas Morgan* (1809-1886). From Morgan’s Hymns of the Latin Church (privately printed, 1871). It was a translation of the Latin verses beginning ‘Tu Christe nostrum gaudium’*, which formed the second part of ‘Aeterne Rex altissime’*. Although Morgan’s book was privately printed, it must have come to the attention of the compilers of the Second Edition of A&M, because it was included there for Ascensiontide, before being reprinted in Morgan’s better known book, Hymns and other Poetry of the Latin Church, Arranged according to the Calendar of the Church of England (1880). It had four 6-line verses. It was retained in A&M  (1904), but in a...

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