Cælestis Aulæ Principes

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds in the Common of the Holy Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Cælestis aulæ Principes,
Sacri duces exercitus,
Bissena mundi lumina,
Olim futuri iudices;

Mersis gravi caligine,
Per vos dies renascitur:
Quos vanus error luserat,
Illustrat alma Veritas.

Non vi, nec armis militum,
Fandi nec ullis artibus;
Verbo sed irrisæ Crucis,
Christo rebelles subditis.

Quibus gemebat subditus,
Rumpuntur orbis vincula:
Iam gaudet, excusso iugo,
Liber Dei sub legibus.

Vulgata terris omnibus
Per vos Dei mysteria:
Sic vestra terris omnibus
Præclara facta personant.

Uni sit et trino Deo
Suprema laus, summum decus,
De nocte qui nos ad suæ
Lumen vocavit gloriæ. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

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