O Christe Qui Noster Poli

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

O Christe, qui noster poli
Præcursor intras regiam,
Quos hic iacentes respicis,
Sursum voca, sursum rape.

Ad illa fac nos currere,
Amore casto gaudia,
Terrena quæ mens non capit,
Quæ sola perspicit fides:

Ubi laborum præmium
Dat ipse se suis Deus;
Et ut beatos expleat,
In omnibus fit omnia.

Qui nos ad istam gratia
Ducat potenti gloriam,
*Tu, de supernis sedibus
Da, Christe, nobis Spiritum.

Qui Patris ad dextram sedes,
Iesu, tibi sit gloria
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: The Paris Breviary, 1736.
Tune: Unknown.

Meter: 88.88

*The closing lines of this stanza are as follows in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae:

Nunc e supernis sedibus
Emitte nobis Spiritum.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Jesu, Who Art Gone Before


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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