Rerum Deus Tenax Vigor

This hymn is used for None on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for None in the Sarum Breviary.

Rerum, Deus, tenax vigor,
Immotus in te permanens,
Lucis diurnæ tempora
Successibus determinans:

Largire clarum vespere,
Quo vita numquam* decidat,
Sed præmium mortis sacræ
Perennis instet gloria.

Præsta, Pater piissime,
Patrique compar Unice,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito
Regnans per omne sæculum. Amen.

Words: Attr. St. Ambrose, 4th C.
Tune:Rerum Deus Tenax Vigor” Gregorian Chant, Mode II, traditional.**

*This word is “nusquam” in the Sarum Breviary.
**This tone is used for Sundays throughout the year. There are a number of other musical settings for this hymn.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Almighty God, Thy Throne Above
O God, of All the Strength and Power
O Thou True Life of All that Live


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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