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,
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