Gallicæ Custos Genovefa Gentis

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Feast of St. Genevieve (January 3) in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Gallicæ custos, Genovefa, gentis,
Quæ tibi virtus data! quæ potestas?
Signa te nostris decorant morantem
Splendida terris.

Numinis dici patiens flagellum,
Horrida sævit properans ab Arcto,
Et Parisinis truculentus instat
Attila muris.

Ut piis pugnat Genovefa votis,
Protinus victor Gothus impotentem
Barbari frangit rabiem, viamque
Sistere cogit.

Subruit per te simulacra divum,
Ponit et Christo Clodovæus aras;
Subiicit, spreto Iove, Franca vero
Sceptra Tonanti.

Corda qui mulces, subigisque regum,
O Deus, nostras tibi subde mentes;
Nos et æternas, ubi Virgo regnat,
Transfer ad arces. Amen.

Words: Fr. Pinchon, Canon Regular of St. Genevieve, ca. 18th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 11.11.11.5

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