Beata Nobis Gaudia

This hymn is used for Lauds on Pentecost in both Forms.

Beata nobis gaudia
Anni reduxit orbita,
Cum Spiritus Paraclitus
Effulsit in discipulos.

Ignis vibrante lumine
Linguae figuram detulit,
Verbis ut essent proflui,
Et caritate fervidi.

Linguis loquuntur omnium:
Turbae pavent Gentilium:
Musto madere deputant,
Quos Spiritus repleverat.

Patrata sunt haec mystice,
Paschae peracto tempore,
Sacro dierum numero,
Quo lege fit remissio.

Te nunc Deus piissime,
Vultu precamur cernuo,
Illapsa nobis caelitus
Largire dona Spiritus.

Dudum sacrata pectora
Tua replesti gratia:
Dimitte nostra crimina,
Et da quieta tempora.

Gloria Patri Dominon,
Natoque, qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
In saeculorum saecula. Amen.

Words: Anon. Latin, 6th C.
Tune: “Beata Nobis Gaudia” Gregorian Chant, Mode I, traditional.
Meter: 86.86.

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

Beata nobis gaudia
Anni reduxit orbita,
Cum Spiritus Paraclitus
Illapsus est Apostolis.

Ignis vibrante lumine
Linguae figuram detulit,
Verbis ut essent proflui,
Et caritate fervidi.

Linguis loquuntur omnium:
Turbae pavent Gentilium:
Musto madere deputant,
Quos Spiritus repleverat.

Patrata sunt haec mystice,
Paschae peracto tempore,
Sacro dierum circulo,
Quo lege fit remissio.

Te nunc Deus piissime,
Vultu precamur cernuo,
Illapsa nobis caelitus
Largire dona Spiritus.

Dudum sacrata pectora
Tua replesti gratia:
Dimitte nostra crimina,
Et da quieta tempora.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Et Filio, qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
In saeculorum saecula. Amen.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Again the Slowly Circling Year

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