1 Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels,
thou who hast made us, thou who o'er us rules,
grant of thy mercy, unto us thy servants,
steps up to heaven.
2 Send thy archangel, Michael, to our succour;
peacemaker blessèd, 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,
spurn the old serpent, watching o'er the temples
where thou art worshiped.
4 Send thy archangel, Raphael, the restorer,
of the misguided ways of those who wander,
who at thy bidding strengthens soul and body
with thine anointing.
5 May the blest Mother of our God and Saviour,
may the assembly of the saints in glory,
may the celestial companies of angels
ever assist us.
6 Father almighty, Son and Holy Spirit,
God ever blessèd, be thou our preserver;
thine is the glory which which the angels worship
veiling their faces.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #102
|First Line:||Jesus the Glory of the Holy Angels|
|Latin Title:||Christe sanctorum decus angelorum|