Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook
The Proper of the Saints

For the Dedication of the Church
17th October

[N.37] "Tu civium deus"



Thou, o God, Creator and Sanctifier of subjects for Thy heavenly kingdom, together with their dwelling places: Within this temple, consecrate to the majesty of Thy Name, do Thou, by Thy grace, sanctify the people gathered before Thee that, enlarged by Thy gift, it might be vouchsafed unto us that we should become a pleasing temple for Thee, now and alway and for ever: O God, Thou Who desirest that no man should perish!


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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