Lætis Terra Sonet Plausibus

This hymn was used for Nocturns for the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Lætis terra sonet plausibus; huic Dei
Mater virgo datur: munere quo nova
Se rerum facies protinus exerit;
Mundo pax redit aurea.

Hæc est illa domus, qua Deus advena
In terris habitat, digna Deo domus,
Templum grande, sibi quod propria manu
Summus condidit artifex.

Aureis arca vetus fulserit undique
Scintillans radiis: hæc vacuas decent
Umbras: interior Numinis ipsius
Arcam nobilitas decet.

Non hic manna latet, legifer aut lapis,
Non ramus sterilis: flos viget hic ferax
Virtutum; sacer hic panis, homo Deus;
Hic legis residet dator.

Sit laus summa Patri, summaque Filio:
Amborum sit idem Spiritui decus,
Arcanis habilem qui thalamum modis
Christo præparat hospiti. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 12.12.12.8

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This entry was posted in Chant Tone Unknown, Charles Coffin, Hymns By The Greats, Latin Hymns, Major Feasts, Matins/Office of Readings, Non-English Hymns, Paris Breviary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Immaculate Conception (December 8), The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8), The Proper of Saints. Bookmark the permalink.

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