Divine Crescebas Puer

This hymn was used for Lauds for Sundays after the Octave of the Nativity until the Presentation unless Septuagesima occurs first  in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Divine, crescebas, Puer,
Crescendo discebas mori:
Hæc destinatæ* tunc erant
Mortis tuæ præludia.

Satus Deo, volens tegi,
Elegit obscurum Patrem:
Qui fecit æternas domos,
Domo latet sub paupere.

Cælum manus quæ sustinent,
Fabrile contrectant opus;
Supremus astrorum Parens
Fit ipse vilis artifex.

Tremenda cuius præpetes
Mandata portant Spiritus,
Cui pronus orbis subditur,
Se sponte fabro subiicit.

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

Words: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

*this word is “destinata” in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Eccesiae.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
In Stature Grows the Heavenly Child

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