Hail, glorious angels (Ross Jallo)
- (Posted 2019-10-12) CPDL #55595:
- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2019-10-12). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 392 kB Copyright: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
- Edition notes: While this work is offered free of charge, I do ask that you kindly inform me of any performances.
First published: 2019
Description: There is a dearth of English-language pieces suitable for Michaelmas (the feast of St Michael and All Angels, September 29th). This short anthem, with words by John Austin (1613-1669), is an attempt to address that shortage.
Original text and translations
Hail, glorious angels, heirs of light,
ye high-born sons of fire,
whose souls burn chaste, whose flames shine bright:
all joy, yet all desire.
Hail, all ye happy sp'rits above,
who make that glorious ring
about th'eternal throne of love,
and there forever sing:
All glory to the sacred Three,
one ever-living Lord;
as at the ﬁrst, alway to be
belov'd, obey'd, ador'd.