Qui Te Deus Sub Intimo

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

Qui te, Deus, sub intimo
Amans recepit pectore,
Non ille terras amplius
Suspirat, oblitus sui.

Quid ergo gaudes nectere
Tristes moras amantibus?
Terris retardas exules
Cives polo quos destinas.

Hinc fervet in dies amor;
In vota toti diffluunt:
Ad astra festinantibus
Fit pœna vita longior.

Vix iste tardi corporis
Pondus molestum sustinet;
Præ mortis occupat diem,
Ardens Deo se iungere.

*Æterne tu Verbi Pater,
Æterne Fili, par Patri,
Et par utrique, Spiritus,
Tibi, Deus sit gloria. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

*This is the doxology used for this hymn in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae:
Fons sanctitatis, O Deus
Æterna Iustorum quies,
Honor tibi, laus, gloria,
Nunc et per omne sæculum. Amen.

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