Iesu Sacerdotum Decus

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

Iesu, Sacerdotum decus,
In hac die, qua gloria
Sanctum coronas Præsulem,
Votis adesto supplicum.

Sui probatus præmium
Amoris, et pignus tui,
A Patre traditos tibi
Accepit agnos pascere.

Hos novit, et præit vocans
In tuta quemque pascua,
Victumque præbet: audiunt,
Sequuntur, et vivunt oves.

Quam sentit errantem iugis,
Hanc nocte quærit ac die;
Et gaudet inventam suo
Portans ovili reddere.

Arcet frementes bestias,
Lupi retundit impetus,
Dolosque fallit, vel mori
Caro paratus pro grege.

Offert frequentem victimam
Cum plebe Pastor innocens,
Secumque devotum gregem
Pius Sacerdos immolat.

Supreme Christe Pontifex,
Iugis tibi sit gloria
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Bishop Guillaume de La Brunetière du Plessis-Gesté, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Christ, Who Art Our Pastor’s Lord

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