Qui Nos Creas Solus Pater

This hymn was used for Lauds from the Septuagesima Sunday until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Qui nos creas solus, Pater,
De pristino lapsos statu
Non solus instauras: simul
Nostros labores exigis.

Delicta pœnitentibus
Clemens relaxas; improbos
Vocas morantes, et viam
Erroris urges linquere.

Scelus remordet, intimo
Pectus dolore scinditur:
Ultoris et partes Dei
Exercet in semet nocens.

Vitare plagas admonet
Ægre recepta sanitas;
Et arctiorem sensuum
Hortatur ad custodiam.

Divina non scrutabilis
O altitudo consili!
Sic vel malorum providus
Educis e sinu bona.

At obstinatis vindicem
Iram reservas: mergitur
Scelestus orbis; unicus
Noë superstes effugit.

Hic, præco pœnitentiæ,
Novi sequester fœderis,
Servator orbis et parens,
Christi figuram prætulit.

Sit laus Patri, laus Filio;
Utrumque qui nectis Deus,
Utrique compar, sit tibi
Laus sempiterna, Spiritus. Amen.

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

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