O Lux Beata Cælitum

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Solemnity of the Holy Family in both Forms.

O Lux beata cælitum
Et summa spes mortalium,
Iesu, o cui domestica
Arrisit orto caritas.

Maria, dives gratia,
O sola quæ casto potes
Fovere Iesum pectore,
Cum lacte donans oscula.

Tuque ex vetustis patribus
Delecte custos Virginis,
Dulci patris quem nomine
Divina Proles invocat.

De stirpe Iesse nobili
Nati in salutem gentium,
Audite nos qui supplices
Vestras ad aras sistimus.

Dum sol redux ad vesperum
Rebus nitorem detrahit,
Nos hic manentes intimo
Ex corde vota fundimus.

Qua vestra sedes floruit
Virtutis omnis gratia,
Hanc detur in domesticis
Referre posse moribus.

Iesu, tibi sit gloria.
Qui natus es de Virgine,
Cum Patre, et almo Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Pope Leo XIII, 19th C.
Tune:O Lux Beata Cælitum” Gregorian Chant, Mode II.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Highest Hope of Mortals


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