Molles In Agnos Ceu Lupus

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Molles in agnos ceu lupus,
Amens tyrannus irruit,
Et destinat promiscua
In strage Christum perdere.

Cunæ redundant sanguine;
Sed in Deum frustra furit:
Unum petit tot mortibus,
Mortes tot unus effugit.

Matres, querelis parcite;
Quid rapta fletis pignora?
Agnum salutis obsidem
Denso sequuntur agmine.

Qui natus es de Virgine,
Iesu, tibi sit gloria
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Paris Breviary, 1736 edition.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
As Wolves Attack Their Helpless Prey


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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