Templi Sacratas Pande, Sion, Fores

This is the original Latin text from the Paris Breviary of 1680. This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Templi sacratas pande, Sion, fores;
Christus sacerdos intrat et hostia:
Cedant inanes veritati,
Quae se animis aperit, figurae.

Non immolandi iam pecudum greges,
Fumabit ater non cruor amplius;
En ipse placando Parenti
Ipse suis Deus adstat aris.

Virgo latentis conscia Numinis,
Demissa vultus, quem peperit Deum,
Hunc gestat ulnis; pauperumque
Munera fert teneras volucres.

Hic omnis aetas, omnis et adstitit
Sexus, propinquo Numine plenior;
Omnes anhelantis tot annos
Nunc fidei pretium reportant.

Testes tot inter, magnanimo, Deus,
Tibi litabat firma silentio
Verbi silentis muta mater:
Cuncta animo penitus premebat.

Sit summa Patri, summaque Filio,
Sanctoque compar gloria Flamini.
Sanctae litemus Trinitati
Perpetuo pia corda cultu. Amen.

Words: Jean B. de Santeüil in the 1680 Paris Breviary.
Tune: Unknown.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Sion! Open Wide Thy Gates


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