Surge! Iam Terris Fera

This hymn is used for Matins on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form.

Surge! Iam terris fera bruma cessit,
Ridet in pratis decus omne florum,
Alma quæ Vitæ Genitrix fuisti,
Surge, Maria!

Lilium fulgens velut in rubeto,
Mortis auctorem teris una, carpens
Sontibus fructum patribus negatum
Arbore vitæ.

Arca non putri fabricata ligno
Manna tu servas, fluit unde virtus,
Ipsa qua surgent animata rursus
Ossa sepulcris.

Præsidis mentis docilis ministra,
Haud caro tabo patitur resolvi;
Spiritus imo sine fine consors
Tendit ad astra.

Surge! Dilecto pete nixa cælum,
Sume consertum diadema stellis,
Teque natorum recinens beatam
Excipe carmen.

Laus sit excelsæ Triadi perennis,
Quæ tibi, Virgo, tribuit coronam,
Atque reginam statuitque nostram
Provida matrem. Amen.

Words: Fr. Vittorio Genovesi, S.J., 1951.
Tune: Unknown

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Rise, Cruel Winter from the Land


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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