Aurora Iam Spargit Polum

This hymn is used for Lauds on Saturdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It is used for Lauds on Saturdays of Weeks I & III during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form. It was also used for Lauds on Saturdays throughout the year in the Sarum Breviary.

Aurora iam spargit polum,
Terris dies illabitur,
Lucis resultat spiculum:
Discedat omne lubricum.

Iam vana noctis decidant,
Mentis reatus subruat,
Quicquid tenebris horridum
Nox attulit culpae, cadat,

Ut mane illud ultimum,
Quod præstolamur cernui,
In lucem nobis effluat,
Dum hoc canore concrepat.

Deo Patri sit gloria
Eiusque soli Filio
Cum Spiritu Paraclito,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Latin, ca. 8th C.
Tune: “Aurora Iam Spargit Gregorian Chant, Mode I, traditional.

The hymn takes the following form in Pope Urban VIII’s 1632 reform of the Breviary:

Aurora iam spargit polum,
Terris dies illabitur,
Lucis resultat spiculum:
Discedat omne lubricum.

Phantasma noctis exsulet:
Mentis reatus corruat.
Quicquid tenebris horridum
Nox attulit culpae, cadat,

Ut mane, quod nos ultimum,
Hic deprecamur cernui,
Cum luce nobis effluat,
Hoc dum canore concrepat.

Deo Patri sit gloria
Eiusque soli Filio
Cum Spiritu Paraclito,
Nunc et per omne sæculum. Amen.

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Sarum Breviary:

Aurora iam spargit polum,
Terris dies illabitur,
Lucis resultat spiculum,
Discedat omne lubicum.

Phantasma noctis decidat,
Mentis reatus subruat,
Quicquid tenebris horridum
Nox attulit culpæ cadat.

Ut mane illud ultimum
Quod præstolamur cernui,
In lucem nobis effluat,
Dum hoc canore concrepat.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Eiusque soli Filio,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito,
Nunc, et per omne sæculum. Amen.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
The Dawn Is Sprinkling in the East

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