Victis Sibi Cognomina

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Victis sibi cognomina
Sumant tyranni gentibus:
Tu, Christe, quanto dignius
Ab his capis quos liberas!

Non alteram mortalibus
Ægris quod invocent datum,
Resurgerent quo mortui,
Perenne per quod viverent.

Tanti quod illi constitit,
Toto quod emptum sanguine,
Nostro ne rursum crimine
Insana gens delebimus?

Sacro pati pro nomine,
Summi sit instar muneris:
Amara non mors amplius,
Fit mors per hoc amabilis.

Tu qui vocari sustines,
Iesu, salus mortalium,
Audi vocantes nos, tuo
Qui gloriamur nomine.

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

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
‘Tis for Conquering Kings to Gain

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