Stabat Mater Speciosa

This hymn is a counterpart to the Stabat Mater Dolorosa and has to do with the Nativity rather than the Passion.

Stabat Mater speciosa
Iuxta foenum gaudiosa
Dum iacebat parvulus

Cuius animam gaudentem
Lætabundam et ferventem
Pertransivit iubilus

O quam læta et beata
Fuit illa immaculata
Mater unigeniti!

Quæ gaudebat et ridebat,
Exultabat cum videbat
Nati partum incliti

Quis est, qui non gauderet,
Christi Matrem si videret
In tanto solacio?

Quis non posset collætari,
Piam Matrem contemplari
Ludentem cum Filio?

Pro peccatis suæ gentis
Vidit Iesum cum iumentis,
Et algori subditum.

Vidit suum dulcem natum
Vagientum adoratum
Vili diversorio

Nati Christus in præsepe
Coeli cives canunt læte
Cum immenso gaudio

Stabat senex cum puella
Non cum verbo nec loquela
Stupescentes cordibus

Eia Mater, fons amoris
Me sentire vim ardoris
Fac, ut tecum sentiam

Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum
Ut sibi complaceam

Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Pone nostro ducas plagas
Cordi fixas valide.

Tui nati coelo lapsi,
Iam dignati foeno nasci,
Poenas mecum divide.

Fac me tecum congaudere
Iesulino cohærere
Donec ego vixero

In me sistat ardor tui
Puerino fac me frui
Dum sum in exilio

Hunc ardorem fac communem,
Ne me facias immunem,
Ab hoc desiderio.

Virgo virginum praeclara,
Mihi iam non sis amara
Fac me parvum rapere

Fac, ut portem pulchrum fortem
Qui nascendo vicit mortem,
Volens vitam tradere.

Fac me tecum satiari,
Nato tuo inebriari,
Stans inter tripudia

Inflammatus et accensus
Obstupescit omnis sensus
Tali decommercio.

Fac me nato custodiri
Verbo Christi præmuniri
Conservari gratia

Quando corpus morietur,
Fac, ut animæ donetur
Tui nati visio. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jacopone da Todi, 13th C.
Tune:Stabat Mater” from Mainz Gesangbuch 1661.
Meter: 8.8.7

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
By the Crib Wherein Reposing

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