Beata Cæli Regia

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (December 22) in the Extraordinary Form.

Beata cæli regia,
Lætis resultet cantibus
Plausuque terra subdita
Polis utrisque consonet.

Præcincta nimbo gloriæ
Francisca inhærens impigra
Xaverii vestigiis
Triumphat inter Cælites.

Ætate iam tenellula
Amore Iesum deperit
Ipsumque volvit pectore
Inferre cunctis gentibus.

Vox ecce dia propulit
Nido columbam patrio;
Fines ad orbis ultimos
Frequenter ipsa convolat.

Virtus, honor, laus, gloria,
Deo Patri cum Filio,
Sancto simul Paraclito
In sæculorum sæcula. Amen.

Words: Fr. Vittorio Genovesi, 1948.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Let Heavenly Courts Resound with Song


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