Vos O Virginei Cum Citharis Chori

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I for the Common of Virgins when not a Martyr in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Vos o virginei cum citharis chori,
Agni deliciæ, pars gregis optima,
Sponsum virgineo progenitum sinu
Puris tollite laudibus.

Нæc est sacra dies, obvia qua suo
Cum plena rutilans lampade iungitur
Sponso, stansque throno proxima concinit
Virgo cantica Virgini.

Solo digna Deo coniuge, respuit
Mortales thalamos: ut semel obligat
Sese fida suo, quem bene deperit,
Ultro se Deus obligat.

Purum ne maculent pectus imagines,
In se tota sui corporis immemor
Mens sese recipit; nil oculi vident,
Surdis nil sonat auribus.

Ægro vix sua sunt pabula corpori,
Ardet mille modis ante diem mori:
Quidquid mors rapiet, iam sibi præripit;
Unus fit Deus omnia.

Fac, o Christe, tuæ Virginis æmulos,
Наc nos ire tibi, qua graditur via:
Qui gens sancta sumus, moribus integris
Fac soli tibi vivere.

Da te, summe Pater, tollere laudibus:
Da te, Christe, sequi, laurea Virginum:
Fac incensa tuis, Spiritus, ardeant
Flammis frigida pectora. Amen.

Words: Paris Breviary, 1736.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 12.12.12.8

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