Blog Template Theology of the Body: The St. Michael's Hymn

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The St. Michael's Hymn

I love this:

Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels, thou who hast made us, thou who o'er us rulest, grant of thy mercy unto us, thy servants, steps up to heaven.

Send thine archangel Michael to our succor; peacemaker blessed, may he banish from us striving and hatred, so that for the peaceful all things may prosper.

Send thine archangel Gabriel, the mighty; herald of heaven, may he, from us mortals, spurn the old serpent, watching o'er the temples where thou art worshiped.

Send thine archangel Raphael, the restorer of the misguided ways of men who wander, who at thy bidding strengthens soul and body with thine anointing.

May the blest mother of our God and Savior, may the assembly of the saints in glory, may the celestial companies of angels ever assist us.

Father Almighty, Son, and Holy Spirit, God ever blessed, be thou our preserver; thine is the glory which the angels worship, veiling their faces.