Iactamur Heu Quot Fluctibus

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

Iactamur heu quot fluctibus!
Spes una de cælis nitet:
Illuc et ora tollimus,
Et mittimus suspiria.

Tu vota præcurris, Pater,
Magnamque protendis manum:
Iam fulta tanto robore
Surgit potens infirmitas.

Quæ sæva nos premunt mala
Vinces, malis potentior:
Te nostra duræ sentiet
Mens servitutis vindicem.

Quin vile corpus, corporis*
Fulgore donabis tui:
At illa venalis patet
Multo labore gloria.

Felix labor quem recreas
Tam splendida rerum vice!
Fletu quis æternum brevi
Neget pacisci gaudium?

Sit laus Patri, laus Filio:
Utrumque qui nectis, Deus
Utrique compar, sit tibi
Laus sempiterna, Spiritus. Amen.

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

*This line is “Quin vile corpus, Filii” in Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiæ.

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