Instantis Adventum Dei

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns (Matins) during Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Instantis adventum Dei
Poscamus ardenti prece,
Festisque munus inclitum
Præoccupemus canticis.

Æterna proles, feminæ
Non horret includi sinu:
Fit ipse servus ut iugo
Nos servitutis eximat.

Mansuetus et clemens venit;
Occurre, festina, Sion:
Ultro tibi quam porrigit,
Ne dura pacem respuas.

Mox nube clara fulgurans
Mundi redibit arbiter,
Suique membra corporis
Cælo triumphator vehet.

Fœtus tenebrarum, die
Cedant propinquo crimina:
Adam reformetur vetus,
Imago succedat novi.

Qui liberator advenis,
Fili, tibi laus maxima
Cum Patre et almo Spiritu
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
The Advent of Our God


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