Aurora Lucis Dum Novae

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Easter Season from Low Sunday to Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Aurora lucis dum novæ
Spargit polum fulgoribus,
Victoris Agni iubilans
Orbis triumphos personet.

Fuso Redemptor sanguine
Piavit orbis crimina:
Scissoque sanctuarium
Patere dat velamine.

Granum solo reconditum
Iners manere non potest;
Vix mortuum iam germinat:
Hinc quanta pullulat seges!

Non destruuntur funere,
Sed seminantur corpora;
Fecit resurgendi viam
Surgens ab inferis Deus.

Affixa cum Christo cruci,
Christo caro commortua,
Et ipsa surget splendidis
Christi decora dotibus.

Da, Christe, nos tecum mori;
Tecum simul da surgere:
Terrena da contemnere;
Amare da cælestia.

Sit laus Patri; laus Filio,
Qui nos, triumphata nece,
Ad astra secum dux vocat:
Compar tibi laus, Spiritus. Amen.

Words: Fr. Nicolas le Tourneux, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.

Meter: 88.88

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