Information about the
Title of Hymn: Caedmon's Hymn
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Caedmon (7th century
to 7th century)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: the Venerable Bede, an English monk who lived from 672AD -735AD, translated Caedmon's hymn from Old English to Latin in the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum ("Ecclesiastical History of the English People")
Name of Composer of Music: Caedmon
Hymn Category: Old Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Now let me praise the keeper of Heaven's kingdom, the might of the Creator, and his thought"
First Publication Date:
Caedmon's Hymn Lyrics
Now let me praise the keeper of Heaven's kingdom,
the might of the Creator, and his thought,
the work of the Father of glory, how each of wonders
the Eternal Lord established in the beginning.
He first created for the sons of men
Heaven as a roof, the holy Creator,
then Middle-earth the keeper of mankind,
the Eternal Lord, afterwards made,
the earth for men, the Almighty Lord.