Tandem Laborum Gloriosi Principes

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul (June 29) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Tandem laborum, gloriosi Principes,
Fructum tenetis: fana passim corruunt:
Quin ipsa late Roma victrix gentium,
Se Christiano iam stupet subdi iugo.

Sævit Tyrannus; at triumphant victimæ:
Alter per ensem victor, alter per crucem,
Cælo coronam laureati possident;
Fususque sanguis Christianos seminat.

Superba sordent Cæsares cadavera,
Queis urbs litabat impii cultus ferax:
Apostolorum gloriatur ossibus,
Fixamque adorat collibus suis crucem.

Nunc o cruore purpurata nobili,
Novisque felix Roma conditoribus,
Horum trophæis aucta, quanto verius
Regina fulges orbe toto civitas;

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.
Meter: 12.12.12.12

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