Salve Festa Dies (Pascha)

This is the version of the hymn used for Easter.

Salve festa dies, toto venerabilis ævo,
Quæ Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet.
Salve, &c.

Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi
Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo.
Salve, &c.

Tempora florigero rutilant distincta sereno
Et maiore poli lumine porta patet.
Salve, &c.

Altius ignivomum solem cæli orbita ducit,
Qui vagus Oceani exit et intrat aquas.
Salve, &c.

Iamque triumphanti post tristia tartara Christo
Undique fronde nemus, gramina flore favent.
Salve, &c.

Legibus inferni oppressis super astra meantem
Laudent rite Deum lux, polus, astra, fretum.
Salve, &c.

Qui crucifixus erat Deus ecce per omnia regnat,
Dantque Creatori cuncta creata preces.
Salve, &c.

Nobilitas anni, mensium decus, alme dierum,
Horarum splendor, scrupula cuncta patent.
Salve, &c.

Christe salus rerum, bone conditor atque redemptor,
Unica progenies ex Deitate patris.
Salve, &c.

Qui genus humanum cernens mersisse profundo,
Ut hominem eriperes, es quoque factus homo.
Salve, &c.

Words: St. Venantius Fortunatus (530-609).
Tune: “Salve, festa dies” Gregorian Chant, Mode IV.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Hail Thee Festival Day (Easter)
Welcome Happy Morning!

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