Sat Paule Sat Terris Datum

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns and Vespers on the Commemoration of St. Paul (June 30) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Sat, Paule, sat terris datum
Post multa te certamina,
Cursu peracto, debita
Corona iam cælo manet.

Quot tu mari periculis,
Terraque iactatus malis!
Quot saxa, virgæ, compedes!
Quot damna, curæ, funera!

Nunc ille confixum suæ
Qui te cruci dudum tenet,
Te Christus ad vitam vocat;
Tibique lucrum iam mori.

Sed caritatis viscera
Strictis coarctant nexibus;
Christoque quos tu parturis
Patrem reposcunt filii.

Verum paratus* iam tibi
Finis laboris ardui,
Mercesque: bissenos thronus
Te poscit inter iudices.

Uni sit et trino Deo
Suprema laus, summum decus,
De nocte qui nos ad suæ
Lumen vocavit gloriæ. Amen.

Words: Bishop Guillaume de La Brunetière du Plessis-Gesté, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 88.88

*This word is “paratur” in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae.


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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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