Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

(348-413 / Spain)

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Aurelius Prudentius Clemens was a Roman Christian poet, born in the Roman province of Tarraconensis (now Northern Spain) in 348. He probably died in Spain, as well, some time after 405, possibly around 413. The place of his birth is uncertain, but it may have been Caesaraugusta Saragossa, Tarraco Tarragona, or Calagurris Calahorra.

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  • ''To live is shared by all, but not to be worthy of living.''
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Contra orationem Symmachi, II, 807.
  • ''Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.''
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Hamartigenia, 257.
  • ''Nothing is higher than the love of truth.''
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, X, 388.
  • ''Bright light is injurious to those who see nothing.''
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, X, 593.
  • ''Nothing is uglier than the sinner, nothing so leprous or fetid; the scar of his crimes is still raw, and he stinks like the cave of Hell.''
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, II, 285.
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Father, Most High, Be With Us

Father, Most High, be with us,
Unseen, Thy goodness showing,
And Christ the Word Incarnate,
And Spirit grace bestowing.
O Trinity, O Oneness
Of light and power exceeding;
O God of God Eternal
O God, from Both proceeding!

While daylight hours are passing,
We live and work before Thee;
Now, ere we rest in slumber,
We gather to adore Thee.
Our Christian name and calling
Of our new birth remind us;
The Spirit’s gifts and sealing
To firm obedience bind us.

Begone, ye powers of evil
With snares and wiles unholy!
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