Inconcussa Tuo Summe Deus Paras

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (January 18 at that time) in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Inconcussa tuo, summe Deus, paras
Fundamenta operi: non tamen eligis
Pollentes opibus, non celebres vocas
Claris stemmatibus viros.

Petro divitiæ cymba; labor mare:
Gentes innumeras hic subigit tamen;
Et qui navigium piscibus antea,
Orbem Christiadis replet.

Tu, nullius opis scilicet indigus,
Unus cuncta potens vis simul et facis:
Uti debilibus te iuvat; infimis
Gaudes ardua vincere.

Sit laus summa Patri, summaque Filio;
Amborum sit idem Spiritui decus,
Per quem, Christe, tuam vox hominum crucem
Terris extulit omnibus. Amen.

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

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