Notker Balbulus

The Hymnbook
The Proper of the Saints

For All Hallows' Day
1st November

[N.38] "Omnes sancti seraphim"



All ye holy Seraphim and Cherubim; Thrones and Dominions; Principalities, Powers and Virtues; Archangels and Angels!

Praise and honour become you, the nine orders of spirits blessed.

Ye whom love hath strengthened in the praises of God, do ye strengthen us frail men with your prayers, that, boldly conquering our spiritual vices with your aid, we might be worthy, now and for ever, to participate in your sacred rites!

Ye whom God’s grace hath granted to conquer what is of earth and to become companions to the angels in heaven, ye Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Confessors, Martyrs, Religious, Virgins and the Congregation of Holy Widows and All Who Please the Lord on High, we ask that your help might hold and protect us, now and alway, on this day of your joy!


Richard L. Hewitt
Notker's Hymnbook in Three Languages

Kamuzu Academy, Malawi
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