Quid Sacram Virgo Generosa Martyr

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds for the Common of Virgins when a Martyr in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Quid sacram, Virgo, generosa Martyr,
Ambiunt frontem duplices coronæ?
Nempe non unum gemino reportas
Hoste triumphum.

Mollior fregit neque te Voluptas;
Impotens flexit neque te Tyrannus:
Tu graves pœnas, pariterque blandos
Vincis amores.

Liliis Sponsus recubat, rosisque:
Tu, tuo semper bene fida Sponso,
Et rosas martyr, simul et dedisti
Lilia virgo.

*Summa laus Patri, genitoque Verbo,
Et tibi compar, utriusque Nexus,
Fac tibi semper placeamus uni,
Moribus æquis. Amen.

*This closing doxolgy is absent from the text as present in Fr. de Santeul’s 1689 Hymni Sacri et Novi.

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


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