Aurora Soli Prævia

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in both Forms.

Aurora soli prævia,
Felix salutis nuntia,
In noctis umbra plebs tua
Te, Virgo, supplex invocat.

Torrens nefastis fluctibus
Cunctos trahens voragine,
Leni residit æquore
Cum transit Arca fœderis.

Dum torret arescens humus,
Tu rore sola spargeris;
Tellure circum rorida,
Intacta sola permanes.

Fatale virus evomens
Attollit anguis verticem;
At tu draconis turgidum
Invicta conteris caput.

Mater benigna, respice
Fletus precesque supplicum,
Et dimicantes tartari
Victrix tuere ab hostibus.

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

Words: Anonymous Latin, Tarbes Breviary, 1891.
Tune: “Aurora Soli Prævia” Gregorian Chant, Mode II.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Rosy Dawn! That Dost Proclaim


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