Pange Lingua Gloriosi… Innovatum In Figura

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Image of the Lord the Savior in the Sarum Breviary.

Pange lingua gloriosi
Prælium certaminis:
Innovatum in figura
Iam sculptæ imaginis*
Quam afflixit vir Iudeus
Turpis auctor criminis.

Sanguis fluxit de figura,
Cunctis cruor claruit:
Nec Iudeo est cultura
Virtutis et numinis:
Quem cæcarat synagoga
Detestanda singulis.

Fides nostra roboratur:
Pro tanto miraculo,
Et Iudea est confusa
Pravitatis merito:
Spes augetur Christiana
Pro tanto oraculo.

Gloria et honor Deo
Usquequo altissimo,
Una Patri Filioque
Inclito Paraclito,
Cui laus est et potestas
Per æterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Anonymous, from the Sarum Breviary, ca. 15th-early 16th C.
Chant: Unknown.
Meter: 87.87.87

*This word was originally spelled “ymaginis”- I have corrected the spelling to accord with proper Latin.


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
This entry was posted in Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns, Authorship Debated, Unknown, To Be Determined, Breviaries, Chant Tone Unknown, Feast of the Image of the Lord and Savior (Date unknown - Sarum Rite, now defunct), Latin Hymns, Matins/Office of Readings, Non-English Hymns, Offices of the Breviary, Other Feast Days, Sarum Breviary, The Church Year, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Liturgy of the Church. Bookmark the permalink.

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