Immense Cæli Conditor

This hymn is used for Vespers on Mondays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers on Mondays of Weeks I & III during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.

Immense cæli conditor,
Qui, mixta ne confunderent,
Aquæ fluenta dividens,
Cælum dedisti limitem,

Firmans locum cælestibus,
Simulque terræ rivulis,
Ut unda flammas temperet,
Terræ solum ne dissipet:

Infunde nunc, piissime,
Donum perennis gratiae,
Fraudis novæ ne casibus
Nos error atterat vetus.

Lucem fides inveniat,
Sic luminis iubar ferat;
Hæc vana cuncta terreat,
Hanc falsa nulla comprimant.

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

Words: Pope St. Gregory the Great (I), ca. 6th C.
Tune: 
Immense Cæli Conditor” Gregorian Chant, Mode D, traditional.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

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

Immense cæli conditor,
Qui, mixta ne confunderent,
Aquæ fluenta dividens,
Cælum dedisti limitem,

Firmans locum cælestibus,
Simulque terræ rivulis,
Ut unda flammas temperet,
Terræ solum ne dissipent:

Infunde nunc, piissime,
Donum perennis gratiae,
Fraudis novæ ne casibus
Nos error atterat vetus.

Lucem fides adaugeat,
Sic luminis iubar ferat;
Hæc vana cuncta proterat,
Hanc falsa nulla comprimant.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as “Lord of Immensity Sublime.”

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