O Gente Felix Hospita

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Holy Family in the Extraordinary Form.

O gente felix hospita,
Augusta sedes Nazaræ,
Quæ fovit alma Ecclesiæ
Et protulit primordia.

Sol, qui pererrat aureo
Terras iacentes lumine,
Nil gratius per saecula
Hæc vidit æde, aut sanctius.

Ad hanc frequentes convolant
Cælestis aulæ nuntii,
Virtus hoc sacrarium
Visunt, revisunt, excolunt.

Quæ mente, Iesu, qua manu,
Optata patris perficit!
Quo Virgo gestit gaudio
Materna obire munera!

Adest amoris particeps
Curæque Ioseph coniugi,
Quos mille iungit nexibus
Virtutis auctor gratia.

Hi diligentes invicem
In Iesu amorem confluunt,
Utrique Iesu mutuæ
Dat caritatis præmia.

Sic fiat, ut nos caritas
Iungat perenni foedere,
Pacemque alens domesticam
Amara vitæ temperet!

Iesu, tuis obœdiens
Qui factus es parentibus,
Cum Patre summo ac Spiritu
Semper sibi sit gloria.

Words: Pope Leo XIII, 19th C.
Tune: Unknown…
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O House of Nazareth the Blest

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