Urbem Romuleam Quis Furor Incitat

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feast of St. John before the Latin Gate (May 6) in the Paris Breviary (1736). 

Urbem Romuleam quis furor incitat?
Christi Discipulus Cæsare iudice
Damnatus rapitur: nil venerabilis
Frontis canities movet:

In fervens olei coniicitur mare:
Nil æstus nocuit, flamma sed hospiti
Parcit blanda suo; ceu pugil ungitur,
Hinc et fortior exilit.

Edicto steriles pulsus in insulas
Exul tunc socio perfruitur Deo:
Hic ventura videt, quæ calamo notans
Sublustri nebula tegit.

Sic nos Christus amet, sic doceat pati;
Discamusque mori, simus ut et necis
Sacræ participes: non aliis patet
Cælum conditionibus.

Patri maxima laus, maxima Filio,
Amborumque sacro, maxima Flamini:
Hæc est certa fides, fontibus e tuis
Quam divinitus hausimus. Amen.

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

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