Hymnum canamus gloriae
Hymnum canamus gloriae. Bede* (673/4-735).
This hymn for Vespers at Ascension-tide is attributed to the Venerable Bede. It exists in two forms: as ‘Hymnum canamus Domino’*, and with the first line as above. In Daniel, Thesaurus Hymnologicus I. 206-7, it is given as ‘Hymnum canamus gloriae’. In Walpole, Early Latin Hymns, pp. 371-3, and in Milfull, Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church, pp. 294-5, it is ‘Hymnum canamus Domino’. The title in Milfull is ‘Ymnus in Ascensione Domini ad Vesperam’. See also ‘Beda, “Opera rhythmica”’, ed. Fraipont, Bedae Opera III, CSSL 122 (1955), pp. 419-23.
Probably the best known translation in Britain is that of Benjamin Webb*, ‘Sing we triumphant hymns of...
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