Dum Spargit Aram Sanguine

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II and Nocturns for the Feast of the Compassion of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Friday following Passion Sunday)  in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Dum spargit aram sanguine
Iesus salutis hostia,
Præsens doloris æmulum
Maria pectus immolat.

Caput cruentum Filii
Matris coronat verticem:
Clavis iisdem figitur
Christus cruci, Christo parens.

О passionis mutuæ,
Iesu, Maria, conscii!
Alterna vobis vulnera
Inferre tandem parcite.

Quem vos doletis, noster est
Error, furorque criminum:
Totum scelus fatentibus
Partem doloris reddite.

Qui natus es de Virgine,
Iesu, tibi sit gloria
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Bishop Isaac Habert of Vabres, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.

Meter: 88.88


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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