Solemne Nos Ieiunii

This hymn was used for Lauds on Sundays and Weekdays during Lent from Ash Wednesday to Passion Sunday in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Solemne nos ieiunii
Nunc tempus ad planctum vocat;
Plorat sacerdos; flebili
Clamore templa personant.

Lugubris at frustra sonus
Ad Numen iratum venit,
Ni corde pulsus intimo
Sensum doloris indicet.

Nil frontibus sparsus cinis,
Nil scissa vestis proderit,
Ni fracta scindantur simul
Vivo dolore pectora.

Vultum rigantes fletibus
Flectamus iram Numinis,
Quæ criminis nostri memor,
Intentat ultrices minas.

O iuste Iudex! o Deus!
Sis lentus ad pœnam, Pater:
Das pœnitendi tempora,
Et cor simul da pœnitens.

Præsta, beata Trinitas;
Concede, simplex Unitas,
Ut fructuosa sint tuis
Ieiuniorum munera. Amen.

Words: Fr. Charles Coffin, 1736.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

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