O Qui Perpetuus Nos Monitor Doces

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

O qui perpetuus nos monitor doces,
Vox æterna Patris, Christe, vicarios
Doctores, patrias cum remeas domos,
Nobis quam bene suppetis!

Hi semper vigilant, ne quid adulterum
Corrumpat fidei virgineum decus:
Lædi vel leviter non patitur fides,
His custodibus integra.

Infames abolent relliquias Deum:
Errores abigunt, crimina dedocent;
Christo restituunt, quos male credulos
Mendax luserat hæresis.

Patrum canitiem, tot venerabiles
Rugas obiiciunt, unde nitet fides:
Quæ sunt prisca, docent; quæ nova, subruunt .
Servant depositum Dei.

Sit suprema tibi gloria, Veritas,
Quæ per scripta Patrum, quando foris sonas,
*Nullo vocis egens, corda doces, sono,
Et te mentibus inseris. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 12.12.12.8

*The closing lines of this doxology are as follows in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae:
Mentes interius muta doces, simul
Et te cordibus inseris. Amen.

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