Paule Doctor Egregie

This hymn is about St. Paul the Apostle. John Mason Neale lists it in The Hymnal Noted for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan. 25).

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Thesaurus Hymnologicus Volume 1:

Paule doctor egregie,
Tuba clangens ecclesiæ,
Nubes volans ac tonitrum
Per amplum mundi circulum.

Nobis potenter intona
Ruraque cordis irriga,
Cælestis imbre gratiæ
Mentes rirescant aridæ.

О magnum Pauli meritum:
Cælum conscendit tertium,
Audit verba mysterii,
Quæ nullis audet eloqui.

Dum verbi spargit semina
Seges surgit uberrima,
Sic cæli replent horreum
Bonorum fruges operum.

Micantis more lampadis
Perfundit orbem radiis,
Fugat errornm tenebras
Ut sola regnet veritas.

(1)Sit Patri laus ingenito,
Sit decus Unigenito,
Sit utriusque parili
Maiestas summa Flamini. Amen.

Words: St. Peter Damian, 1007-1072.
Tune: Chant tone unknown.
Meter: 8.8.8.8

(1)Accompanying Harmonies to The Hymnal Noted provides this alternate closing doxology:

Sit benedictus Genitor,
Eiusque Unigenitus,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito
In sempiterna sæcula. Amen.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Let Gentiles Raise The Thankful Lay

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