Quid Tu Relictis Urbibus

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds for Holy Anchorites and Solitaries in the Common of Abbots, Monastics, Coenobitics and Anchorites in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Quid tu, relictis urbibus,
Mortalium consortia
Timens fugis? quid tu vides,
Solusque tecum cogitas?

Mentis volatu libero,
Percurris æternas domos;
Et quæ negas mortalibus,
Transfers Deo commercia.

Præsens choris cælestibus,
Sacro quietus otio,
Totus tuendo Numini,
Totus colendo tu vacas.

Quam pura, qui te diligunt,
O Christe, libant gaudia!
Te propter antris abditos
Sinu recondis in tuo.

*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:
Æterna laus et gloria
Uni sit et trino Deo,
Terrena qui calcantibus
Se prodigus dat præmium. Amen.

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