Our Morning Offering – 24 October – Feast of St Raphael the Archangel
Jesu, Brightness of the Father!
Hymn for the Feast of St Raphael
By St Rabanus Maurus (776-856)
Trans. Fr Edward Caswall (1814–1878)
Jesu, brightness of the Father!
Life and Strength of all who live!
In the presence of the Angels,
Glory to Thy Name we give;
And Thy wondrous praise rehearse,
Singing in alternate verse.
Hail, too, ye Angelic Powers!
Hail, ye Thrones celestial!
Hail, Physician of Salvation!
Guide of life, blest Raphael
Who the foe of all mankind,
Didst in links of iron bind.
Oh may Christ, by thy protection,
Shelter us from harm this day;
Keep us pure in flesh and spirit;
Save us from the enemy
and vouchsafe us, of His grace,
In His Paradise a place.
Glory to the Almighty Father,
Sing we now in anthems sweet;
Glory to the great Redeemer,
Glory to the Paraclete;
Three in One and One in three,
Througout all eternity.
St Rabanus Maurus (776-856), Benedictine Abbot and Bishop, Theologian, Poet, Writer – 4 February – Author of Veni Creator Spiritus (The Golden Sequence) – https://anastpaul.com/2020/02/04/saint-of-the-day-4-february-saint-rabanus-maurus-osb-776-856/