Ecce Sedes Hic Tonantis

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers II for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Ecce sedes hic Tonantis,
Ecce cæli ianua:
Hic sacerdos, ara, templum,
Hic Deus fit hostia;
Incruenta morte iugis
Hic amor litat Deum.

Qualis ara, quanta sedes
Ipsius capax Dei!
Quem nеc universa terra,
Omne nеc cælum capit,
Orbe parvo se coarctans,
Hic latere sustinet.

Quam libenter hic pudicis
Inserit se cordibus!
Hic amantis tota Christi
Exerit se caritas:
Hic Pater caros sedere
Gestit inter filios.

Hinc facesse quem profana
Polluit contagio,
Neu sacrum transire limen
Inquinatus audeas:
Ultor adstat cum flagellis
Puniens sontes Deus.

Sit perennis laus Parenti;
Sit perennis Filio:
Laus tibi, qui nectis ambos,
Sit perennis, Spiritus,
Chrisma cuius nos inungens
Viva templa consecrat. Amen.

Words: Abbé Sébastien Besnault, d. 1724.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 87.87.87

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