Clamantis Ecce Vox Sonans

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Octave of Epiphany (January 13 – The Feast of the Lord’s Baptism) in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Clamantis ecce vox sonans
Deserta Iudææ quatit:
Mox ad Ioannem cunfluunt,
Quos criminum moles gravat.

En ipse permistus reis
Accedit Agnus innocens;
Agnus suo qui sanguine
Piabit orbis crimina.

Sub nube carnis at suum
Lucerna Solem detegit;
Lymphis nec audet tingere,
A quo lavari debuit.

Parere sed fas est Deo,
Vel quando sese deprimit:
Hunc omne virtutum genus
Implere nempe sic decet.

Agnosce, Præcursor, tibi
Intus revelat quem Deus:
Tu mergis undis corpora,
Hic corda mandat Spiritu.

Mundi scelus qui diluis,
Iesu, tibi sit gloria
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Fr. Nicolas le Tourneux, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
The Voice of Him Who Cries Aloud


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