Te Dicimus Præconio

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in both Forms. It is used for Office of Readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in the Ordinary Form.

Te dicimus præconio,
Intacta Mater Numinis,
Nostris benigna laudibus
Tuam repende gratiam.

Sontes Adami posteri
Infecta proles gignimur;
Labis paternæ nescia
Tu sola, Virgo, crederis.

Caput draconis invidi
Tu conteris vestigio,
Et sola gloriam refers
Intaminatæ originis.

O gentis humanæ decus
Quæ tollis Hevæ opprobrium
Tu nos tuere supplices,
Tu nos labantes erige.

Serpentis antiqui potens
Astus retunde et impetus,
Ut cælitum perennibus
Per te fruamur gaudiis.

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

Words: Anonymous Latin, late 19th C.
Tune:Te Dicimus Præconio” Gregorian Chant, Mode VIII.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Virgin Mother of Our God


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This entry was posted in Authorship Debated, Unknown, To Be Determined, Latin Hymns, Major Feasts, Matins/Office of Readings, Non-English Hymns, Other Feast Days, Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11), Roman Breviary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Immaculate Conception (December 8), The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Proper of Saints. Bookmark the permalink.

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