Inter Sulphurei Fulgura Turbinis

This hymn was used for Nocturns of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736).

Inter sulphurei fulgura turbinis,
Flammarumque globos et sonitum tubæ,
Antiquam veteri, monte Sina super,
Legem das populo, Deus.

His infida probas corda pavoribus;
Et peccare vetas, aut pretium mori:
Verum terribiles quid parient minæ?
Quo tantus recidet tremor?

En fumantis adhuc montis ad infima
Plebs oblita datam continuo fidem,
Brutam perfida plebs effigiem colit,
Veri Numinis in locum.

Heu! mens nostra, Deus, te sine nil* potest:
Lucem prome animis; cordis aheneam
Molli duritiem; redde, potes, Deus,
Voci nos dociles tuæ.

Sit laus summa Patri, summaque Filio;
Sit par, alme, tibi laus quoque, Spiritus,
Per quem legis amor cordibus insitus
Dat quod lex iubet, exequi. Amen.

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

Meter: 12.12.12.8

*this word is “sinequid” in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae.

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