Quæ Stella Sole Pulchrior

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

Quæ Stella sole pulchrior
Coruscat? hæc Regis novi
Revelat ortus: hæc Dei
Præsignat ad cunas iter.

Stat vatibus priscis fides;
En stella surgit ex Iacob;
Arrectus ad spectaculum
Eous orbis emicat.

Dum sidus admonet foris,
Lux fulget intus clarior;
Suadetque vi blanda Magos
Signi datorem quærere.

Segnes amor nescit moras;
Labor, pericla, nil movent:
Domum, propinquos, patriam,
Deo vocante, deserunt.

Micante dum nos allicis,
O Christe, stella gratiæ;
Ne tarda cælesti sinas
Obstare corda lumini.

Qui lumen est, sit laus Patri:
Qui se revelat Gentibus
Sit laus perennis Filio:
Par sit tibi laus, Spiritus. Amen.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
This entry was posted in Chant Tone Unknown, Charles Coffin, Christmas, Evening Prayer / Vespers, Hymns By The Greats, Latin Hymns, Non-English Hymns, Paris Breviary, The Church Year, The Epiphany, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Quæ Stella Sole Pulchrior

  1. Pingback: What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright | Saint Augustine's Lyre

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s