Quam Nos Potenter Allicis

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

Quam nos potenter allicis!
Te Christe quando detegis,
Te quando celas, providus
Nobis peræque consulis.

Hic nos adoptat filios,
Qui te vocavit Filium;
Sponsor futuræ gloriæ
Dat certa nobis pignora.

E nube quid, Pater, probas?
De monte, Fili, quid doces?*
Umbris procul cedentibus,
Restabat una veritas.

Ut iussa Patris impleas
Mactanda mundo victima,
Formam resumens pristinam,
Mortalitati redderis.

Fac, Christe, qui nobis lates,
Obscura dum regit fides,
Fracto solutos corpore
Nos te videre, te frui.

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

*This line is rendered as the following in Fr. de Santeul’s text in his 1689 Hymni Sacri et Novi: “De monte quid Fili doces?”

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

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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