Te Principem Summo, Deus

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

Te principem summo, Deus,
Iubes amore diligi:
Tibi secundum protinus
Iubes amari proximum.

Amore fundatam tuo
Communionem respice,
Qua corpus unum plurimi,
Unum cor, una mens sumus.

Illam fides et veritas
Amabili stipant choro:
Obliquus hinc livor procul
Et litis aidor exulant.

Tu, pacis auctor, mutuos
Astringe nexus: da, Pater,
Gaudere fratrum gaudiis,
Da condolere fletibus.

Æterna laus et gloria
Uni sit et trino Deo,
Qui moris unius sacra
Nos pacis in domo locat. Amen.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Oh! ‘Tis Our Duty, First of All


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