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
Tune: COELITES PLAUDANT
Published in 7 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 >

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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
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Source: Tr.: Hymnal 1940
Language: English
Copyright: © Church Pension Fund

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

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

Common Praise (1998) #272

The Hymnal 1982 #282

The Hymnal 1982 #283

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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