O Quam Glorifica Luce Coruscas

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns for the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday and the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736).

O quam glorifica luce coruscas,
Stirpis Davidicæ regia proles,
Sublimis residens virgo Maria,
Supra cæligenas ætheris omnes!

Tu cum virgineo, mater, honore
Cælorum Domino pectoris aulam
Sacris visceribus casta dedisti;
Humanos Deus hinc induit artus.

Quem cunctus venerans orbis adorat,
Cui nunc rite genu flectitur omne,
A quo, te precibus subveniente,
Æterni petimus gaudia regni.

Divinæ Soboli, qui dare matrem,
In terris voluit, gloria Patri,
Cuius Virgo Parens, gloria Nato:
Quo fœcunda, tibi gloria, Flamen. Amen.

Words: Hucbaldus de Sancto Amando, (840-930).
Tune: “O Quam Glorifica” Gregorian Chant, Mode II, traditional.
Meter: 11.11.11.11

Here is an alternate (and more common) text of this hymn:

O quam glorifica luce coruscas,
Stirpis Davidicæ regia proles,
Sublimis residens virgo Maria,
Supra cæligenas ætheris omnes!

Tu cum virgineo, mater, honore
Angelorum domino pectoris aulam
Sacris visceribus casta parasti;
Natus hinc Deus est corpore Christus.

Quem cunctus venerans orbis adorat,
Cui nunc rite genu flectitur omne,
A quo nos petimus te veniente
Abiectis tenebris gaudia lucis.

Hoc largire, pater luminis omnis,
Natum per proprium flamine sancto,
Qui tecum nitida vivit in æthra
Regnans et moderans sæcula cuncta. Amen.

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