Quos Pompa Secli Quos Opes

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of St. Joseph in the Paris Breviary (1736). For some reason, St. Joseph was celebrated on April 20 rather than March 19 in the Paris Breviary. However, March 19 is listed for St. Joseph in Fr. de Santeul’s Hymni Sacri et Novi in 1689.

Quos pompa secli, quos opes
Fulgore perstringunt suo,
Adeste: mundi prospera
Auctore magno spernite.

Iosephus en Christi pater,
Davidis augustum genus,
Vili taberna conditus
Labore victum quæritat.

Quin ipse, quin homo Deus,
Par natus æterno Patri,
Amat, fabrilis artifex,
Audire fabri filius.

Adæ nocentis, innocens
Ultro gravem pœnam subit,
Docetque sontes vindicem
Placare qua possint Deum.

Tu rector et custos domus,
Iosephe, egenus omnium,
Adesse nobis omnia,
Si Christus adsit, addoces*.

Sit summa Patri gloria,
Natoque, pro nobis egens
Qui factus est de divite:
Par sit tibi laus, Spiritus. Amen.

*This word is originally “edoces” in Fr. Coffin’s 1736 book Hymni Sacri.

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

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