Non Abluunt Lymphæ Deum

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

Non abluunt lymphæ Deum,
Sed abluit lymphas Deus;
Carnisque contactu sacræ
Vim dat lavandi criminis.

Promissus ecce iam patet
Fons abluendis cordibus:
Res mira! tingitur caro,
Mentisque labes tollitur.

His tincta nam canalibus
Regis supremi purpura
Tinctos, cruentat, et nivis
Instar dat esse candidos.

Fœcunda sancto Spiritu
Virgo Deum nobis parit:
Fœcunda sancto Spiritu,
Nunc unda nos parit Deo.

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

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