Regum Progenies Isacidum Decus

This hymn was used for Vespers I and Nocturns 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.

Regum progenies, Isacidum decus,
Festo te celebrent carmine coniuges,
Certatimque ferant candida virgines,
Sponso lilia virgini.

Tu Iosephe, novi lux nova fœderis,
Tu custos sociæ Virginis integer,
Tu sanctæ thalamo coniugis abstinens,
Tu Christi tamen es Pater.

Alto Progeniem quam bene creditam
Servas consilio, depositum Dei!
Tecum pervigiles cælituum Pater
Curas, iuraque dividit.

Artus invalidum tu puerum foves,
Infantique Deo pabula sufficis;
Et formata Dei te sine, de tuis
Crescunt membra laboribus.

Sint qui mille tubis undique personent,
Adventasse Deum, qui populos regat,
Tu commissa tibi non violabili
Velas Sacra silentio.

Sit laus summa Patri, summaque Filio,
Sit par alme tibi gloria, Spiritus,
Qui fœcunda facis viscera virginis,
Illabens utero Deus. Amen.

Words : Fr. Jean-Baptiste Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter 12.12.12.8

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