Hymne "Tibi Christe, Splendor Patris" · Choeur des moines de l'abbaye Notre Dame de Fontgombault

Beautiful Gregorian chant written by St. Rabanus Maurus in VIII-IX Century. Performed by Choeur des moines de l'abbaye Notre Dame de Fontgombault. Version by Michael Noone and Ensemble Plus Ultra to the music of Tomas Louis de Victoria is as good or maybe even better.

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English Translation:

Tibi, Christe, Splendor Patris:

O Jesu, lifespring of the soul,
The Father's power, and glory bright!
Thee with the angels we extol;
From Thee they draw their life and light.

Thy thousand thousand hosts are spread
Embattled o‘er the azure sky;
But Michael bears Thy standard dread,
And lifts the mighty Cross on high.

He in that sign the rebel powers
Did with their dragon prince expel;
And hurl'd them from the heaven's high towers
Down like a thunderbolt to hell.

Grant us with Michael still, O Lord,
Against the Prince of Pride to fight;
So may a crown be our reward,
Before the Lamb's pure throne of light.

To God the Father glory be,
And to his sole-begotten Son;
The same, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While everlasting ages run.

Ant. Most glorious Prince, Michael the Archangel, be thou mindful of us; here, and in all places, pray for us to the Son of God most high.

V. I wilt sing praises to Thee, my God, before the Angels.
R. I will adore Thee in Thy holy temple, and praise Thy Name.

Let us pray.
O God, who in the dispensation of Thy providence dost admirably dispose the ministry of angels and of men; mercifully grant that the Holy Angels, who ever minister before Thy throne in heaven, may be the protectors also of our life on earth. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Tibi, Christe, splendor Patris
vita, virtus cordium,
in conspectu Angelorum
votis, voce psallimus:
alternantes concrepando
melos damus vocibus.

Collaudamus venerantes
omnes caeli milites,
sed praecipue primatem
caelestis exercitus
Michaelem, in virtute
conterentem Zabulon.

Quo custode procul pelle,
Rex Christe piissime,
omne nefas inimici,
mundo corde et corpore,
Paradiso redde tuo
nos sola clementia.

Gloriam Patri melodis
personemus vocibus,
gloriam Christo canamus,
gloriam Paraclito,
qui Trinus et Unus Deus
exstat ante saecula.

St. Michael the Archangel: