The fish in wave and bird on wing

The fish in wave and bird on wing. Latin, translated by John Chandler* (1806-1876). In Chandler’s Hymns of the Primitive Church (1837), this was one of the daily hymns for Nocturn on Thursday. It was a translation of ‘Iisdem create fluctibus’, beginning in Chandler’s version ‘The deep a two-fold offspring bore’: Iisdem creati fluctibus Pisces natant, volant aves: Utrumque mortali genus Paratur esca corpori. Chandler’s translation was much altered by the compilers of the First Edition of A&M. In that book it was the hymn for Thursday in a series on the days of the creation. The quotation above it was: ‘And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath...

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