To the Name of our Salvation
To the Name of our Salvation. Latin, perhaps 15th century, translated by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866).
First published in Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences (1851). Neale attributed this Latin text, ‘Gloriosi Salvatoris nominis praeconia’*, to a German source. It is found in an Antwerp breviary of 1496. The translation was included, with alterations, in the First Edition of A&M, as follows:
To the Name that brings Salvation Honour, worship, laud we pay: That for many a generation Hid in God’s foreknowledge lay: But to every tongue and nation Holy Church proclaims to-day.
Name of gladness, Name of pleasure, By the tongue ineffable, Name of sweetness passing...
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