A hymn of glory let us sing

A hymn of glory let us sing. Bede* (673/4-735), translated by Elizabeth Rundle Charles* (1828-1896). Charles’s translation of Hymnum canamus gloriae* appeared in her The Voice of Christian Life in Song (1858), where it had six verses: A hymn of glory let us sing, New hymns throughout the world shall ring; By a new way none ever trod, Christ mounteth to the throne of God. The apostles on the mountain stand – The mystic mount – in Holy Land; They, with the Virgin-mother see Jesus ascend in majesty. The angels say to the eleven, ‘Why stand ye gazing into heaven? This is the Saviour – this is He! Jesus hath triumphed gloriously!’ They said the Lord should come again, As those beheld him...

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