Vexilla Christus Inclita

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of Christ the King in the Extraordinary Form. 

Vexilla Christus inclita
Late triumphans explicat:
Gentes adeste supplices,
Regique regum plaudite.

Non Ille regna cladibus:
Non vi metuque subdidit
Alto levatus stipite,
Amore traxit omnia.

O ter beata civitas
Cui rite Christus imperat,
Quæ iussa pergit exsequi
Edicta mundo cælitus!

Non arma flagrant impia,
Pax usque firmat fœdera,
Arridet et concordia,
Tutus stat ordo civicus.

Servat fides connubia,
Iuventa pubet integra,
Pudica florent limina
Domesticis virtutibus.

Optata nobis splendeat
Lux ista, Rex dulcissime:
Te, pace adepta candida,
Adoret orbis subditus.

Iesu, tibi sit gloria,
Qui sceptra mundi temperas,
Cum Patre, et almo Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Fr. Vittorio Genovesi, S.J., 1925.
Tune:Vexilla Christus Inclita” Gregorian Chant, Mode I.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
His Glorious Banners on the Air
Now Christ Unfurls in Triumph High


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