Nocte Surgentes Vigilemus Omnes

This is a hymn for Sunday Matins from the Octave of Pentecost to the September 28 in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It is used for Office of Readings on Tuesday of Weeks II & IV in the Ordinary Form. This hymn was also used for Sunday Matins on weeks after Pentecost in the Sarum Breviary.

Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes,
Semper in psalmis meditemur atque
Viribus totis Domino canamus
Dulciter hymnos,

Ut, pio regi pariter canentes,
Cum suis sanctis mereamur aulam
Ingredi cæli, simul et beatam
Ducere vitam.

Præstet hoc nobis Deitas beata
Patris ac Nati, pariterque Sancti
*Spiritus, cuius resonat per omnem
Gloria mundum. Amen.

Words: Anon. Latin, 8th-9th C.
Tune: “Nocte Surgentes Vigelmus Omnes” Gregorian Chant, Tone I.

*The last two lines of this verse read as follows in the Sarum Breviary:
Spiritus, cuius reboat in omni
Gloria mundo. Amen.

This text has been translated into English as the following:
Father We Praise Thee Now the Night Is Over
Let Us Arise And Watch Ere Dawn Of Light


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