Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook

For Easter Thursday

[N.16] "Grates salvatori ac"



May all dwellers on these islands return thanks to their Saviour and King, Christ and God, Whom they have long awaited and now receive, and may they seek after His Laws with ready hearts, whom He chose when He abandoned the Jewish race, sprung from Abraham’s flesh, and made them the sons of Abraham through faith and His kindred through His holy blood!

O Christ, brother of the same blood to our nature, assist Thou us, and by Thy divine power guard Thou us from every ambush and assault of the enemy: whom Thou didst make sport with the bait of Thy flesh on the hook of Thy Majesty, o Son of God!

Thou art risen. Thou rulest, no more to die.

Thou art risen. Thou hast made our mortal and earthly nature incorruptible and hast raised it to the heavens.


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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