Mortale Cælo Tolle Genus Caput

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

Mortale cælo tolle genus caput:
En noctis horror desiit; en iubar
Nascentis auroræ propinquum
Admonuit properare Solem.

Sacro tumentes germine iam polus
Terras amicis imbribus irrigat:
De stirpe Iesse virga surgit,
Conspicuum paritura florem.

Cælestis illum gratia Spiritus
Inunget: illi Iustitia et Fides,
Timorque castus, Veritasque
Et Pietas comites præibunt.

Hunc ergo, quem tot secla fidelibus
Votis anhelant, quem misero Deus
Promisit orbi, spem salutis,
Accelera, pia Virgo, fructum.

Sit Trinitati perpetuum decus,
Inflicta mundo quæ miserans mala,
In matre pignus nascituri
Non dubium dat habere Christi. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 11.11.9.10

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