Iussu Tyranni Pro Fide

This is a hymn for the Feast of St. John the Evangelist. It was also used in the Paris Breviary for Lauds on the Feast of St. John the Apostle Before the Latin Gate (May 6.)

Iussu Tyranni pro fide
Pulsus, Iohannes, exulas:
Fertur volatu libero
Mens celsa supra sidera.

Illic revelat se tibi
Qui mortuus vivit Deus;
Agnus salutis hostia,
Et morte devicta Leo.

Arcana te vatem docet
Regni sui mysteria,
Pandit cruore martyrum
Ubique spargendam fidem.

Da, Christe, nos tecum mori,
Tecum simul da surgere:
Terrena da contemnere,
Amare da celestia.

Sit laus Patri, laus Filio,
Qui nos, triumphata nece,
Ad astra secum dux vocat,
Compar tibi laus, Spiritus. Amen.

Words: Nicolas le Tourneaux, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
An Exile for the Faith

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