Felices Nemorum Pangimus Incolas

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II and Nocturns in the Common of Abbots, Monastics, Coenobitics and Anchorites in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Felices nemorum pangimus incolas,
Certo consilio quos Deus abdidit,
Ne contagio sæcli
Mores læderet integros.

Ut te possideant, quem sitiunt Deum,
Urbes, regna, suos, se quoque deserunt:
Totus viluit orbis,
Dum cælestia cogitant.

Nudi, prompti, alacres, liberi ab omnibus,
Ad luctam pugiles ocius advolant;
Ut vastum mare tranent,
Prudentes onus exuunt.

Æternas ut opes, certaque gaudia
Securi rapiant, omnia ludicra
Sano pectore temnunt,
Confisi melioribus.

Illis summa fuit gloria, despici;
Illis divitiæ, pauperiem pati;
Illis summa voluptas,
Longo supplicio mori.

Fac nos, summe Deus, quæ patimur mala,
In pœnam scelerum ferre libentius;
Et tellure relicta,
Immortalia quærere.

Æternus sit honos ingenito Patri:
Sit par unigenæ gloria Filio:
Sacri nexus amoris,
Laus compar tibi, Spiritus. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 12.12.7.8

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