Quæ Longa Tandem Virgo Post Suspiria

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 14) in the Paris Breviary (1736). 

Quæ longa tandem, Virgo, post suspiria,
Te donat astris, reddit et Nato dies,
Hanc prævenire cantibus festis decet:
Nostras, benigna Mater, ausculta preces.

Te nempe nobis, ut Ioanni, Filius
Matrem reliquit, e crucis pendens trabe:
Agnosce natos, Virgo, quos fratres sibi,
Deoque Christus comparavit filios.

Tu, Christiani flos decusque nominis,
Adstas petenti Spiritum cœnaculo:
Apostolis mox verba seminantibus ,
Tu caritate parturis Ecclesiam.

Quæ nos amore tam pio complecteris,
Nos gratulari da tuis honoribus.
Iam nos relinquis, Mater; at nostri memor
Te comprobabis sedula matrem prece.

Sit sempiterno sempiterna laus Patri:
Sit sempiternum Filio Patris decus:
Qui nectis ambos, æquus ambobus, tibi
Divine, sit laus sempiterna, Spiritus. Amen.

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


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