Huc Vos O Miseri Surda Relinquite

This hymn was used for Vespers II for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Huc vos, o miseri: surda relinquite
Quæ cæci colitis, mutaque numina:
Se vobis aperit splendida Civitas,
Veri Numinis hospita.

En vestræ præeunt primitiæ Magi:
Vatum dicta patent: exitialibus
Errorum tenebris obsita gens diu,
Miro lumine spargitur.

Ambo sic populi, dissociabilis
Quos dudum paries separat, unicum
In corpus coeunt. Hoc proprium modo
Ambobus maneat decus!

О arcana Dei consilia! o tuo
Deturbata gradu, primus amor Dei,
Plebs Iudæa, tuis gloria gentium
Damnis, vitaque nascitur.

Iam nativa oleæ brachia decidunt,
Rami degeneres, germen adulterum,
Miraturque novos semine non suo
Arbor crescere surculos.

Nos radix oleæ sustinet. Ah! cave,
Qui stas, ne sterili deficias fide.
Tu ramos veteres insere denuo:
Tu serva, Deus, insitos.

Qui nos membra sacri corporis efficit,
Sit laus summa Patri: laus quoque Filio,
Cuius membra sumus: quo vigor influit
Membris, laus tibi, Spiritus. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 12.12.12.8

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