Ex Quo Salus Mortalium

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II in the Common for One Martyr in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Ex quo, salus mortalium,
Fluxit sacer Dei cruor;
Homo redemptus æmulum
Deo litavit sanguinem.

Non iam crucis Christi pudet:
Quin surgit ingens gloria
Deum fateri mortuum,
Pro mortuo mori Deo.

Hoc iste plenus Spiritu
Ridet minas, ridet neces;
Tuaque fretus dextera,
Tibi, Redemptor, militat.

Parata spectans præmia,
Securus ad pœnas volat:
Sic pugnat, ut speret mori,
Et morte mortem vincere.

Unus tot armatas manus
Stupente lassat iudice;
Et tortus ipsis qui cadit
Torquentibus fit fortior.

Da, Christe, tanti militis
Æquare facta fortia;
Da sustinere pro tuo,
Quodcumque durum, nomine.

*Æterne tu Verbi Pater,
Æterne Fili par Patri,
Et par utrique, Spiritus,
Tibi, Deus, sit gloria. Amen.

*this closing doxology is not included in Fr. de Santeul’s text in the 1689 edition of Hymni Sacri et Novi.

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

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