Christ, the fair glory of the holy Angels
Christ, the fair glory of the holy Angels. Latin, ca. 9th century, translated by Athelstan Riley* (1858-1945).
The Latin text, ‘Christe sanctorum decus angelorum’, ascribed to Hrabanus Maurus*, exists in various forms (see JJ, pp. 229-30). Riley’s translation is of JJ’s text 2, with line 2 as ‘Rector humani generis et auctor’, and references to the three archangels: ‘Angelum pacis Michael’, ‘Angelum fortis Gabriel’ and ‘Angelum nobis, medicum salutis,/ Mitte de caelis Raphael’. It is designated for St Michael and all Angels in EH and for ‘Michaelmas, September 29th’ in NEH. In EH (1906) the translation is given as by ‘A.R., P.D.’ (Percy Dearmer*), and it is very likely that Dearmer had a...
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