Mundi Salus Affutura

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (July 2 at that time) in the Sarum Breviary.

Mundi salus affutura,
Virgo mater Inclita,
Gestu simplex, mente pura.
Specie præfulgida,
Cum cælesti Genitura,
Processit in Publica.

Caput conterens draconis,
Rubus qui non uritur,
Aaron Virga, Gideonis*
Vellus quod perfunditur,
Hæc perfecta Salomonis
Quæ beata dicitur.

Genitrix Emanuelis,
Virga Iesse** floruit,
Ostium Ezechielis,
Quod viro non patuit,
Monsque lapis Danielis
Statuam comminuit;

Sic in mundo propter morem
Notum, fecit Dominus,
Castis Mater Conditorem
Circumdat visceribus,
Terra gignit Salvatorem,
Nubibus pluentibus:

Virgo cara caritatis
Fervens desiderio,
Castæ consanguinitatis
Favet ministerio,
Gaudens huius novitatis
Sancto puerperio.

Felix domus Zachariæ
Talem habens hospitem,
Felix cognata Mariæ
Quam suscepit comitem,
Sed Iohannis et Messiæ
Tu distingue limitem.

Laus sit Summo Genitori,
Qui regnat per omnia,
Laus sit nostro Redemptori
Per Quem venit Gratia,
Procedenti Creatori
Sit æqualis Gloria. Amen.

Words: Anonymous, 15th C., from the Sarum Breviary.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 87.87.87

The 1531 Folio editio of the Sarum Breviary has the following alternate spellings of these names:
*Gedeonis
**Yesse

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Portal of the World’s Salvation

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