Adesto Sancta Trinitas

This hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary.

Adesto Sancta Trinitas,
Par splendor, una Deitas,
Qui extas rerum omnium
Sine fine principium.

Te cælorum militia
Laudat, adorat, prædicat,
Triplexque mundi machina
Benedicit per sæcula.

Assumus et nos cernui
Te adorantes famuli,
Vota precesque supplicum
Hymnis iunge cælestium;

Unum Te lumen credimus,
Quod et ter idem colimus,
Alpha et Ω quem dicimus,
Te laudat omnis Spiritus.

Laus Patri sit Ingenito,
Laus Eius Unigenito,
Laus sit Sancto Spiritui
Trino Deo et Simplici. Amen.

Words: Anonymous, ca. 14th C.
Tune:Melody 43” Sarum chant melody, Mode III.
Meter: 88.88

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Be Present, Holy Trinity


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