Quæ Gloriosum Tanta Cælis Evocat

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) in the Paris Breviary(1736).

Quæ gloriosum tanta cælis evocat
Te, Christe, causa? tune rursum visere
Mundum redemptor? tune Iudex sæculi?
Novumne prodis ultor hostem perdere?

Heu quam cruentus persecutor! quam ferox
Insurgit! horret, аc fugit grex qua premit;
Humana tanto nulla par hosti manus:
Те, Christe, sparsæ vindicem poscunt oves.

Hunc ergo voce victor una* subiicis;
Totum sed uno subdis in Saulo tibi,
Vincisque mundum; sternis ut mox erigas,
Agnisque prædam dividat lupus tuis.

Sit Trinitati sempiterna gloria,
Honor, potestas, atque iubilatio,
In unitate, quæ gubernans omnia,
Per cuncta regnat sæculorum sæcula. Amen.

*the text I had available of the Paris Breviary appeared to have this word as “unæ”, though it was blurry, unclear, and did not match what is in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae, and so I used Cardinal Newman’s text.

Words: Bishop Guillaume de La Brunetière du Plessis-Gesté, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 12.12.12.12

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