Exiit Cunis Pretiosus Infans

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Exiit cunis pretiosus infans,
Munus Excelsi: venit ut tenello
Corpori robur, nova ditat intus
Gratia mentem.

Iamque conventus fugiens profanos,
Horridis blanda procul urbe lustris,
Militem Christo parat, innocentes
Sævus in artus.

Cinctus hirsuti spoliis cameli,
Arido vitam tolerare victu
Gaudet, insulsas medicans agresti
Melle locustas.

Scilicet, sacra stimulante flamma,
Perfidam natus renovare gentem,
Ad patrum mentes revocabit olim
Corda nepotum.

Qui creat mundum, sit honos Parenti:
Laus tibi compar, Reparatur orbis:
Æquus amborum sit honos per omne
Tempus Amori. Amen.

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


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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