Custos Preces Mortalium

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels (October 2) in the Ambrosian Breviary.

This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1830:

Custos preces mortalium
Audi canoras Angele,
Quos magnus orbis Conditor
Tuæ dedit custodiæ.

Nos sævientis igneo
Draconis ore libera,
Nostrum genus qui noxiæ
Fructu fefellit arboris.

Si quando tentet devium,
Decepta planta, tramitem,
Humana cæli dirige
Ad semitam vestigia.

Momenta nostri singula
Defende, tutor Spiritus:
Et deserentem corpora
Astris repone patriis.

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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