Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook

For Low Sunday

[N.19] "Haec est sancta"



This is the holy Solemnity of Solemnities, emblazoned by Christ’s triumph: Who defeated the empire of the devil that worketh evil, plucking us from his power with His precious blood.

Therefore, let us that are redeemed thank our Redeemer!

King of Kings, o Christ, Whom choirs of angels ever attend, do Thou in Thy kindness look gently upon men that are zealous in Thy praises, by whose deaths Thou wert moved, and Thou didst so humble Thyself as to suffer death!

Thou didst vanquish the laws of hell and, rising again, dost triumph: Thou, after the Cross, rulest unto the ends of the earth, the All-powerful Son of God.


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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