272. Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels

1 Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels,
maker of all things, ruler of all nations,
grant of thy mercy unto us thy servants
steps up to heaven.

2 Send thine archangel Michael to our succour;
peacemaker blessed, may he banish from us
striving and hatred, so that for the peaceful
all things may prosper.

3 Send thine archangel Gabriel, the mighty;
herald of heaven, may he, from us mortals,
drive every evil, watching o'er the temples
where thou art worshiped.

4 Send from the heavens Raphael thine archangel,
health-bringer blessed, aiding every sufferer,
that, in thy service, he may wisely guide us,
healing and blessing.

5 May the blest mother of our God and Saviour,
may the celestial companies of angels,
may the assembly of the saints in heaven
help us to praise thee.

6 Father Almighty, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God ever blessèd, hear our thankful praises;
thine is the glory which from all creation
ever ascendeth.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels
Title: Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels
Translator: J. Athelstan L. Riley (1858-1945)
Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus (776?-856)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22; Daniel 12:1-3; Tobit 12:6-22; John 1:43-51; Revelation 12:7-12; Revelation 19:1-10
Topic: Angels; Michael, the Archangel
Copyright: Tr. © Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: C Major
Source: Antiphoner, Rouen, 1728
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press

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