Eternal Monarch, King most high
Eternal Monarch, King most high. Latin, author unknown, translated by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866). The Latin text, ‘Aeterne Rex altissime’* appears in many forms in different breviaries, sometimes associated with Vespers at the Feast of the Ascension. Neale’s translation in six 4-line verses was made for The Hymnal Noted Part I (1851). It was much altered by the compilers of the First Edition of A&M, where it appears as ‘O Lord most High, Eternal King’. It continued in this form until it was dropped by A&MR.
EH printed the hymn in Neale’s original text from verses 1 to 4:
Eternal Monarch, King most high,Whose Blood hath brought redemption nigh,By whom the death of Death was...
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