Nostrum Parentem Maximum

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the Feast of The Ordination of St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor and Patron (Dec. 7) in the Ambrosian Breviary.

Nostrum Parentem maximum
Canamus omnes, turbidas
Qui fluctuantis sæculi
Terris procellas expulit.

Puer quiescit; floreis
Apes labellis insident;
Mellis magistræ melleum
Signant ducem facundiæ.

Parvam, futuri præscius,
Dextram coli vult osculis;
Vix dum solutus fasciis
Quærit tiaræ tænias.

Infans locutus Insubrum
Ambrosio fert infulam;
Hanc fugit: at semper fugam
Honos fefellit obvius.

Velat sacrata denique
Doctum tiara verticem;
Ceu tectus ora casside,
Bellum minatur Ario.

Non sceptra concussus timet,
Non imperantem fœminam;
Temploque, clausis postibus,
Arcet cruentum Cæsarem.

Sordes fluentis abluit
Aurelii cælestibus;
Fide coæquans martyres,
Invenit artus martyrum.

Iam nunc furentem tartari
Lupum flagello submove;
Quem pastor olim rexeris,
Gregem tuere iugiter.

Deo Patri sit gloria
Eiusque soli Filio
Cum Spiritu Paraclito
Nunc et per omne sæculum. Amen.

Words: Ambrosian Breviary, 1700*.
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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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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