A type of those bright rays on high

A type of those bright rays on high. Latin, 15th Century, translated by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866), and the Compilers of A&M (1861).  This translation of ‘Caelestis formam gloriae’* (Neale and JJ use ‘Coelestis...’. Frere, 1909, and Frost, 1962, use ‘Caelestis’) is from The Hymnal Noted Part II (1854), where it was headed ‘O Nata Lux de Lumine’ incorrectly. The other details on the 1854 page are ‘For the Transfiguration’ and ‘From the Salisbury Hymnal’, with a quotation from Philippians 3: 21: ‘Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body.’  For the Latin text, see the entry on ‘Caelestis formam gloriae’ . Neale’s translation was the basis of a...

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