Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook

For the Fifth Sunday after Easter

[N.23] "Laeta mente canamus"



With cheerful hearts let us sing to our God, Who, when His Church is become weak in her sins, reneweth her alway, and, although a pale little thing, lighteth her with the radiance of the True Sun, and hath brought her out from the fiery ovens of the land of Mesraim: and Who in every trial heareth her, moreover sustaineth her with heavenly bread and teacheth her His worship!

Indeed He satisfieth her with sweet honey from the rock.


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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