Iam Lucis Orto Sidere… Nil Lingua

This hymn is used for Prime on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Paris Breviary.

Iam lucis orto sidere
Deum precemur supplices,
Nostras ut ipse dirigat:
Lux increata, semitas.

Nil lingua, nil peccet manus,
Nil mens inane cogitet:
In ore simplex veritas,
In corde regnet caritas.

Incœpta dum fluet dies,
O Christe, custos pervigil,
Quas sævus hostis obsidet,
Portas tuere sensuum.

Præsta diurnus ut tuæ
Subserviat laudi labor?
Auctore quæ te cœpimus,
Da, te favente, prosequi.

Superba ne nimis caro
Menti licenter imperet;
Carnis domet superbiam
Potus cibique parcitas.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Eiusque soli Filio,
Sancto simul cum Spiritu,
Nunc, et per omne sæculum. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Now That The Sun Is Gleaming Bright


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One Response to Iam Lucis Orto Sidere… Nil Lingua

  1. Pingback: Now That The Sun Is Gleaming Bright | Saint Augustine's Lyre

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