Cor Arca Legem Continens

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart in the Extraordinary Form.

Cor, arca legem continens
Non servitutis veteris,
Sed gratiæ, sed veniæ,
Sed et misericordiæ.

Cor, Sanctuarium novi
Intemeratum fœderis,
Templum vetusto sanctius,
Velumque scisso utilius.

Te vulneratum caritas
Ictu patenti voluit;
Amoris invisibilis
Ut veneremur vulnera.

Hoc sub amoris symbolo
Passus cruenta, et mystica,
Utrumque sacrificium
Christus Sacerdos obtulit.

Quis non amantem redamet?
Quis non redemptus diligat,
Et Corde in isto seligat
Æterna tabernacula?

Decus Parenti et Filio,
Sanctoque sit Spiritui,
Quibus potestas, gloria
Regnumque in omne est sæculum. Amen.

Words: Anonymous Latin, 18th C.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Ark of the Covenant! Not That

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