O Luce Qui Mortalibus

This hymn was used for Vespers on Sundays throughout the year in the Paris Breviary (1736).

O Luce qui mortalibus
Lates inaccessa, Deus!
Presente quo sancti tremunt
Nubuntque vultus Angeli:

Hic, ceu profunda conditi
Demergimur caligine.
Æternus at noctem suo
Fulgore depellet dies.

Hunc nempe nobis præparas
Nobis reservas hunc diem,
Quem vix adumbrat splendida
Flammantis astri claritas.

Moraris heu! nimis diu
Moraris, optatus dies:
Ut te fruamur, noxii
Linquenda moles corporis.

His cum soluta vinculis
Mens evolarit, o Deus;
Videre te, laudare te,
Amare te non desinet.

Ad omne nos apta bonum,
Fœcunda donis Trinitas;
Fac lucis usuræ brevi
Æterna succedat dies. Amen.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Great God, Who, Hid from Mortal Sight
Oh Thou, Whose Throne Is Hid From Men


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