Summi Pusillus Grex Patris

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II for the Common of the Just/Righteous in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Summi pusillus grex Patris,
Timore mentem solvite:
Sui paternus vos amor
Vult esse regni compotes.

En regnat inter Cælites,
Qui visit olim sæculo
Ignotus, exosus sibi,
Qui pauper, et sciens pati.

Angusta pœnitentiæ
Ingressus, et viam crucis,
Per dura Christum prælia,
Per damna non timet sequi.

Carnem terit ieiuniis;
Linguam domat silentio:
In pauperum, parcus sibi,
Abscondit et spargit sinu.

Sapore verbi pascitur;
Totoque legem pectore
Scrutatus, orat pervigil:
Mens celsa versatur polo.

Нас surgit ad cælum via:
Et nos eadem da, Pater,
Da, Nate, da cum Spiritu,
Ad te venire semita. Amen.

Words: Bishop Guillaume de La Brunetière du Plessis-Gesté, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Thou Little Flock, Whose Shepherd Is Above

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