Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook

For Ascension Sunday

[N.26] "O quam mira"



O how marvellous are Thy portents, o God: Thou Who hast made the one scorned by his own and hated by others to be loved and feared greatly by both, from the famine he had predicted and the distribution of grain!

For the sake of his youngest brother he was known to his brethren through a vessel of silver.

May he lead us, now that Pharaoh is dead, to the land of our promised sojourn!


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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