Amore Christi Nobilis

This hymn was used for the Feast of St. John the Apostle & Evangelist (Dec. 27) in the Ambrosian Breviary prior to 1830.

This is the older text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1582 (courtesy of the Katholische Kirchengesange compilation):

Amore Christi nobilis,
Et filius tonitrui,
Arcana Ioannes Dei
Fatu revelavit sacro.

Captis solebat piscibus
Patris senectam pascere:
Turbante dum natat salo,
Immobilis fide stetit.

Hamum profundo merserat,
Piscatus est verbum Dei:
Iactavit undis retia,
Vitam levavit hominum.

Piscis bonus pia est fides,
Mundi supernatans salum,
Subnixa Christi pectore,
Sancto locuta Spiritu.

In principio erat Verbum,
Et Verbum erat apud Deum;
Et Deus erat Verbum:
Hoc erat in principio apud Deum.

Omnia per ipsum facta sunt:
Sed ipse laude resonet,
Et laureatus spiritu
Scriptis coronetur suis.

Commune multis passio,
Cruorque delictum lavans:
Hoc morte præstat martyrum,
Quod fecit esse martyres.

Vinctus tamen ab impiis,
Calente olivo dicitur
Tersisse mundi pulverem,
Stetisse victor æmuli.

Gloria tibi, Domine;
Gloria Unigenito;
Una cum sancto Spiritu,
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

Words: Medieval Ambrosian hymn*.
Tune: Unknown.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

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

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