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Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels

Christ the fair glory of the holy angels, Maker of all things, ruler of all nations

Author: Rabanus Maurus; Translator: Athelstan Riley
Tune: COELITES PLAUDANT
Published in 15 hymnals

Author: Rabanus Maurus

Rabanus Maurus (c. 776-856) or Hrabanus Magnentius Maurus, was born of noble parents at Mainz, and educated at Fulda and Tours under Alcuin, who is reputed to have given him the surname, Maurus, after the saint of that name. In 803, he became director of the school at the Benedictine Abbey at Fulda. He was ordained priest in 814, spending the following years in a pilgrimage to Palestine. In 822, he became Abbott at Fulda, retiring in 842. In 847, he became archbishop of Mainz. He died at Winkel on the Rhine, February 4, 856. This distinguished Carolingian poet-theologian wrote extensive biblical commentaries, the Encyclopaedic De Universo, De Institutione Clericorum, and other works which circulated widely during the Middle Ages. Som… Go to person page >

Translator: Athelstan Riley

Riley, John Athelstan Laurie, M.A., s. of John Riley, Mytholmroyd, Yorks, was born in London, Aug. 10, 1858, and educated at Eton and at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1883). He has been since 1892 a member of the House of Laymen of the Province of Canterbury. He was one of the compilers of The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it seven translations from the Latin (34, 185, 193, 195, 213, 242, 321, with No. 97 previously published), and one from the Greek, beginning, "What sweet of life endureth," from Iiola rod fiiov, p. 899, i., and the following originals:— 1. Come, let us join the Church above. Martyrs. 2. Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people. St. Bartholomew. The initials of the lines form the acrostic S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ the fair glory of the holy angels, Maker of all things, ruler of all nations
Title: Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels
Latin Title: Christe, sanctorum decus Angelorum
Author: Rabanus Maurus
Translator: Athelstan Riley
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #101

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Common Praise (1998) #272

Hymnal 1982 #282

Hymnal 1982 #283

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #321

Hymns Old and New #79

The New English Hymnal #190a

The New English Hymnal #190b

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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