Claræ Diei Gaudiis

This hymn was used in some French Breviaries as well as the Cistercian Breviary for the Feast of St. Anne.

This is the text of the hymn as it appeared in the Heortologia of 1728:

Claræ diei gaudiis
Gestit parens Ecclesia,
Annamque Iudææ decus,
Matrem Mariæ concinit.

Regum piorum sanguini
Iungens Sacerdotes avos,
Illustris Anna, splendidis
Vincit genus virtutibus.

Cælo favente, contrahit
Tori fidelis vinculum;
Effœta dudum corpore,
Prolem beatam concipit.

Audit monetis Angeli
Felix parens oraculum,
Castoque format corpore
Perenne sidus Virginum.

O digna Mater, Filiæ
Iuncto favore poscimus:
Nobis supremus effice
Placatus ut sit arbiter

Patri sit atque Filio
Laus una cum Paraclito,
Qui nos suam per gratiam,
Asciscat Annæ præmiis. Amen.

Words: Cistercian Breviary, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

The following is a shorter, alternate text of this hymn that appears in some French Breviaries:

Claræ diei gaudiis
Gestit parens Ecclesia,
Annamque Iudææ decus,
Matrem Mariæ concinit.

Regum piorum sanguini
Iungens Sacerdotes avos,
Illustris Anna, splendidis
Vincit genus virtutibus.

Cælo favente, contrahit
Thori fidelis vinculum;
Sinuque casto concipit
Perenne sidus Virginum.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Spotless Anna! Juda’s Glory!

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