Ut Sol Decoro Sidere

According to Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae, this hymn was used for Vespers II for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Paris Breviary. The edition is unknown at this time – presumably it comes from a Late 18th/Early 19th Century edition.

Ut sol decoro sidere
Splendescit, umbræ nescius;
Sic, Virgo, nullam pectore
Admittis umbram criminis.

Ut luna, cælos recreans,
Vincit tenebras lumine;
Sic tota fulges, et tuum
Sic nulla nox lædit decus.

Ut floret, horti gloria,
Candore puro, lilium;
Color tibi, flos Virgintun,
Sic purus æternum manet.

Ut unda, vitro purior,
Vultum fidelis exhibet;
Sic mente sinceram Dei,
Virgo, refers imaginem.

Sit laus Patri, laus Filio,
Sit par tibi laus, Spiritus,
Dignam Deo qui Virginem
Formans ab ortu præparas. Amen.

Words: Paris Breviary, presumably ca. late 18th/early 19th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 11.11.9.10

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