O Pater Sancte Mitis Atque Pie

This hymn was used for Lauds on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary.

O Pater Sancte mitis atque pie,
O Iesu Christe Fili venerande,
Paracliteque Spiritus, O Alme
Deus æterne.

Trinitas Sancta, Unitasque firma,
Deitas vera, Bonitas immensa,
Lux angelorum, Salus orphanorum,
Spesque cunctorum.

Serviunt Tibi cuncta quæ creasti,
Te Tuæ cunctæ laudant creaturæ,
Nos quoque Tibi psallimus devote,
Tu nos exaudi.

Gloria Tibi, Omnipotens Deus,
Trinus et Unus, Magnus et excelsus,
Te decet hymnus, honor, laus et decus,
Nunc et in ævum. Amen.

Words: Anonymous, 15th C.
Tune:Melody 44” Sarum chant melody, Mode IV.
Meter: 11.11.11.5

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender

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