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Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels, Ruler of all, and author of creation

Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels, Ruler of all, and author of creation

Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus; Translator: Charles Stanley Phillips
Tune: COELITES PLAUDANT
Published in 2 hymnals

Author (attributed to): 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: Charles Stanley Phillips

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Text Information

First Line: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels, Ruler of all, and author of creation
Author (attributed to): Rabanus Maurus
Translator: Charles Stanley Phillips
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Copyright: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd.

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