Qui Sacris Hodie Sistitur Aris

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Qui sacris hodie sistitur aris,
Stat signum populis omnibus Infans:
Idem Iudaicæ gloria Gentis,
Et toti nova lux addita mundo.

Plausus insolitos audit uterque
Miraturque parens: vota faventum
Votis excipiunt, et sua lætis
Gratantum ominibus gaudia miscent.

Afflatæ subito Numine mentes
Vix sese capiunt: spesque salutis
Hac inclusa tenus corde sub imo,
Ipsis iam manibus prensa tenetur.

Quem videre procul mente Prophetæ,
Nunc te das oculis, Christe, fruendum:
Mox idem feries, ora resolvens,
Dictis attonitas grandibus aures.

Si nostris modo te sensibus aufers,
Horum firma fides suppleat usum;
Hac te, Christe, manu tangere fas est:
In templis resides nunc quoque nostris.

Æterno sit honor lausque Parenti:
Qui placare paras victima Patrem,
Æqualis tibi sit gloria, Nate:
Amborum similis laus sit Amori. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 11.11.11.11

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