Vos Succensa Deo Splendida Lumina

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

Vos succensa Deo splendida lumina,
Vos sal, nos homines quo sapimus Deum;
Ævum, puri animo, moribus integri,
Quo condimur in alterum.

Per vos Relligio, tutaque Veritas
Per vos virgineis fulget honoribus:
Per vos Christus amat pandere divites
Thesauros sapientiæ.

Vestris unda fluit pura canalibus;
Christi floret ager; munda nitet seges:
Lac aptum pueris, et solidum viris
Cauti sufficitis cibum.

Hi sunt, summe Deus, qui tibi militant;
Hi sunt, qui stabiles ædificant domos:
Una docta cohors arma tenet manu,
Muros construit altera.

Vicistis stygias vos quibus hæreses,
Hæc nos accipimus tela superstites:
His pugnamus adhuc, nec dubio exitu;
His armis quoque vincimus.

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

*this closing doxology is absent from the Fr. de Santeul’s text in his 1689 edition of Hymni Sacri et Novi.

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

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