6847. Thee, O Christ, the Father's Splendor

1. Thee, O Christ, the Father’s splendor,
Life and virtue of the heart,
In the presence of the angels
Sing we now with tuneful art,
Meetly in alternate chorus,
Bearing our responsive part.

2. Thus we praise with veneration
All the armies of the sky;
Chiefly him, the warrior primate,
Of celestial chivalry,
Michael, who in princely virtue
Cast Abaddon from on high.

3. By whose watchful care repelling—
King of everlasting grace—
Every ghostly adversary,
All things evil, all things base,
Grant us of Thine only goodness,
In Thy paradise a place.

4. Laud and honor to the Father,
Laud and honor to the Son,
Laud and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three, and ever One,
Consubstantial, co-eternal,
While unending ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Thee, O Christ, the Father's splendor
Title: Thee, O Christ, the Father's Splendor
Latin Title: Tibi Christe, splendor Patris
Author: Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856
Translator (from Latin): John M. Neale
Meter: 87.87.77
Language: English
Source: Translation in MediƦval Hymn, 1851
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: UNSER HERRSCHER
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680)
Meter: 87.87.77
Incipit: 12313 45517 65322
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Media
Adobe Acrobat image: Adobe Acrobat image
(Cyber Hymnal)
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
XML score: XML score
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.