Prædicta Christi Mors Adest

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on May 11, and currently it is celebrated on May 3 on the general Roman calendar.

Prædicta Christi mors adest;
At vos timori parcite:
Nil inde, nil caros pius
Remittet in fratres amor.

Durate, fortes: irritos
Mundi tumultus spernite:
Deo volente, turbini
Serena succedet dies.

Cæli perenne gaudium
Solabitur luctus breves:
Brevem triumphum sæculi
Æternus obruet dolor.

Qui carne frater in suo
Mortem peremit corpore,
Divinitatis vos suæ
Dignabitur consortio.

Da, Christe, nos tecum mori,
Tecum simul da surgere:
Terrena da contemnere;
Amare da cælestia.

Sit laus Patri, laus Filio,
Qui nos, triumphata nece,
Ad astra secum dux vocat:
Compar tibi laus, Spiritus. Amen.

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

This hymn has been translated into Latin as the following:
At Length Draws Near the Long-Expected Day


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