Salvete Christi Vulnera

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of the Precious Blood in the Extraordinary Form. It is also used for Lauds on the Friday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent, for the Office of the Instruments of the Passion. 

Salvete Christi vulnera,
Immensi amoris pignora,
Quibus perennes rivuli
Manant rubentis Sanguinis.

Nitor e stellas vincitis,
Rosas odore, et balsama,
Pretio lapillos Indicos,
Mellis favos dulcedine.

Per vos patet gratissimum
Nostris asylum mentibus:
Non huc furor minantium
Unquam penetrat hostium.

Quot Iesus in Praetorio
Flagella nudus excipit!
Quot scissa pellis undique
Stillat Cruoris guttulas!

Frontem venustam, proh dolor!
Corona pungit spinea;
Clavi retusa cuspide
Pedes, manusque perforant.

Postquam sed ille tradidit
Amans, volensque spiritum,
Pectus feritur lancea,
Geminusque liquor exit.

Ut plena sit redemptio,
Sub torculari stringitur,
Suique Iesus immemor,
Sibi nil servat Sanguinis.

Venite, quotquot criminum
Funesta labes inficit,
In hoc salutis balneo,
Qui se lavat, mundabitur.

Summi ad Parentis dexteram
Sedenti habenda est gratia,
Qui nos redemit Sanguine,
Sanctoque firmat Spiritu. Amen.

Words: Anonymous Latin, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Hail Wounds! Which Through Eternal Years

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