Nostræ Salutis Nuntio

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the feasts of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24) and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (August 29) in the Ambrosian Breviary (1830).

Nostræ salutis nuntio
Lætis canamus vocibus,
Clamore cuius excita
Iudæa somnum depulit.

Iussu Dei præmittitur
Solis recentis lucifer;
Verumque monstrat gentibus
Cælestis ortum luminis.

Censor futurus criminum
Rupes magistras quæsiit,
Ut pectus ex his disceret
Terrore nullo concuti.

Humor fluenti simplicis
Præbebat ultro pocula,
Silvestre mel convivium,
Pelles ferarum purpuram.

Mox inde genti redditus
Culpas Herodis increpat,
Regem nefandis clamitans
Contaminatum nuptiis.

Instemus ipsi semitis,
Quas iste rectas præstitit:
Nec callis asper terreat
Vitam beatam consequi.

[Salve, Puer ter maxime, (On the Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24))]
[Vates, ave, ter maxime, (On the Beheading of John the Baptist (Aug. 29))]
Nostræ salutis signifer:
Signa vias errantibus,
Verumque Numen prædica.

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

Words: Ambrosian Breviary, 1830*.
Tune: Chant tone unknown.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

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

 

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