Hoc Iussa Quondam Rumpimus

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Hoc, iussa quondam rumpimus
Festo die, silentia;
Celata dudum iam decet
Vulgare nos mysteria.

Montis sub alto vertice,
Tribus vocatis testibus,
О Christe, visus hactenus
Terris homo, pates Deus.

Tuæ latens lucis iubar
Sacros in artus effluit:
Vestis tuo te numine,
Tibique totus redderis.

Cælo tonante, protinus
Audita summi vox Patris:
Te, nube rupta, Filium,
Quo gloriatur, asserit.

Hic est Magister omnium,
Quem pronus orbis audiat:
Silete mortales; Deus,
Qui nos docet, fatur Deus.

*Qui, nube rupta, te palam
Natum vocavit, laus Patri;
Tibique Nato; nec minor
Laus, utriusque Flamini. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 88.88

*This closing doxology is absent from Fr. de Santeul’s text in his 1689 book Hymni Sacri et Novi.


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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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