Dei Canamus Gloriam

This hymn was used for Nocturns (Matins) on Mondays in Ordinary Time in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Dei canamus gloriam,
Cælum secundo qui die
Expandit, admirabile
Mortalibus spectaculum.

Poli stupemus alveo
Stagnare pensiles lacus:
Hinc imbre terras fertili
Cælestis irrorat Pater.

Quam præparas nobis, Deus,
Est hæc imago gratiæ:
Hæc rore stillans uberi
Cordis penetrat intima.

Hanc qui fideli combibunt
Aquam salubrem pectore,
In his ad æternas domos
Miro resultat impetu.

Beata gens, quam prodiga
Ditare non cessas manu!
Amoris hæc memor tui,
Amoris et reddat vices.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Eiusque soli Filio,
Sancto simul cum Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

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

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