Audi Beata Seraphim

This hymn is used for Vespers for the Feast of St. John the Apostle & Evangelist (Dec. 27) in the Ambrosian Breviary.

Audi, beata Seraphim,
Tecumque noster æmulis
Chorus resultet canticis:
Hic est quem Iesus diligit.

Qui dum Magistri in pectore
Somno recumbit mystico,
Quiescit instar Angeli,
Dei fruens amplexibus.

Hic discit, ante sæcula
Natum unde Verbum prodeat,
Sinumque Matris impleat,
Sinum Patris non deserens.

Felix Ioannes, conferas
Nunc clara Thabor culmina
Cum dulci Iesu pectore,
Et narra ubi plus gaudeas.

Iam te Mariæ Filium
In monte Christus nuncupat,
Suoque suetum pectori
In corde Matris collocat.

Cui te, Ioannes, comparem?
Divina vox te parturit;
Ex ore Verbi nasceris
Alter Mariæ Filius.

O virgo dignus virgine!
Successor alli nominis,
Custos Mariæ et filius,
Tanto nec impar muneri.

Nunc ergo, fili Virginis
Mariæ, adauge filios;
Sinusque Iesu conscie,
Nos conde Christi in pectore.

Iesu, tibi sit gloria,
Qui natus es de Virgine,
Cum Patre et almo Spiritu
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Ambrosian Breviary, 1830*.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

*The date is according to the information on this hymn in the Repertorium Hymnologicum.

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