Uncta Crux Dei Cruore

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds & Vespers II on the Feast of Susception of the Holy Cross (First Sunday in August) and for Lauds on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

Uncta Crux Dei cruore,
Quam potens, et efficax,
Huius attactu iacentes
Erigunt se mortui:
Christus olim qua pependit,
Tanta vis fuit crucis.

Publici fontes salutis,
Sacra Christi vulnera,
Vulneratos illa sanant
Anguis instar ænei.
Quisquis æger sperat, et spe
Non sua fraudabitur.

Crux tribunal, quo sedebit
Iustus ultor criminum;
Sponte sed nos iudicemus,
Cedet ira Iudicis;
Nosque primi puniamus,
Ne secundus puniat.

Totius Fons sanctitatis,
Sancta quo sunt omnia,
Qui tuo quodcumque crimen
Expiasti sanguine,
Labe puros, Christe, serves
Christianos moribus.

Sempiterna laus Parenti,
Qui creavit omnia,
Filioque, qui redemit
Morte nos volens sua:
Par et illi, cuius almo
Recreamur halitu. Amen.

Words: Fr. Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, 17th C.
Tune: Unknown
Meter: 87.87.87

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