Gloriosi Salvatoris nominis praeconia

Gloriosi Salvatoris nominis praeconia. Latin, author unknown. John Mason Neale*, who translated this hymn for his Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences (1851), described it as ‘A German Hymn on the Festival of the Holy Name of Jesus’, adding ‘all that can be said of its date is, that it is clearly posterior to the Pange lingua of S. Thomas, which it imitates’. He was referring to ‘Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium’*, by St Thomas Aquinas* (which he had translated as ‘Of the glorious body telling’*, also in Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences, which itself echoes ‘Pange lingua gloriosi proelium certaminis’* by Venantius Fortunatus*). ‘Gloriosi Salvatoris nominis praeconia’ is found in an Antwerp...

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