Quem Misit In Terras Deus

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

Quem misit in terras Deus,
Ut morte nos servet sua,
Amoris hic fidos sui
Vos eligit vicarios.

Occisus Agnus a lupis,
Vos misit agnos ad lupos:
Mores ferinos exuunt,
Agni repente, de lupis.

Quæ victimarum cædibus
Tellus madebat impiis,
Vestris eam sudoribus,
Vestro piastis sanguine.

Hoc rore facta pinguior,
Quot illa fructus protulit!
Quæ, quanta surrexit seges!
Et ista nos seges sumus.

Quam si bonus respexeris,
Qui das rigatis crescere,
Frumenta nos cælestibus
Matura condes horreis.

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

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
His Only Son the Father Gave


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