Iam Non Te Lacerant Carnificum Manus

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds in the Common for One Martyr in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Iam non te lacerant carnificum* manus,
Inter qui recubas Cælituum* choros:
Nunc pro carcere cæco
Fulgentes habitas domos.

Non iam vincla manus, non cohibent pedes;
Tu liber superum regna perambulas:
Quot plagis laniatus,
Cælo tot** radiis nites.

Nec te dira fames, пеc sitis amplius,
Nec probrosa premit te modo nuditas,
Nunc te lumine puro
Pascit Christus et induit.

Sic tu Martyribus dexter ades, Deus,
Ut quos mors perimit, gloria vindicet;
Confundisque tyrannum,
Dum quos deprimit, elevas.

Semper maxima laus ingenito Patri:
Semper laus genito maxima Filio:
Sacri nexus amoris,
Sit laus par tibi, Spiritus. Amen.

*the letter “m” is missing at the end of these words in the text as it appears in Fr. Santeul’s Hymni Sacri et Novi, 1689 edition.
**this word is “quot” in Fr. Santeul’s Hymni Sacri et Novi, 1689 edition.

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


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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