Hierusalem Et Sion Filiæ

This hymn is used as the sequence hymn for Mass for a Dedication of a Church in the Sarum Missal.

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the Sarum Missal:

*Hierusalem et Sion filiæ,
Cœtus(1) omnis fidei curiæ,
Melos pangat iugis lætitiæ,
Alleluya.(2)

Christus enim desponsat hodie
Matrem nostram norma iustitiæ,
Quam de lacu traxit miseriæ,
Ecclesiam.

In Spiritus Sancti clementia
Sponsa Sponsi lætatur gratia,
A reginis laudis cum gloria
Felix dicta.

Dos ut datur crescit lætitia,
Quæ dos quanta triplex potentia,
Tangens cælum, terras et stygia,
Iustitia.(3)

Mira loquor sed sana credere
Fœderatam tam largo munere
De proprio produxit latere
Deus homo.

Formaretur ut sic Ecclesia
Figuravit in pari gloria,
Adæ costis formata fœmina,
Hostis Eva.

Eva fuit noverca posteris:
Hæc est mater clecti generis,
Vitæ portus, asylum miseris,
Et tutela.

Pulchra, potens, partu mirabilis,
Ut luna sol fulget spectabilis,
Plus acie multo terribilis
Ordinata.

Multiplex est singularis una,
Generalis et individua,
Omnis ævi sexus simul una
Parit turmas.

Hæc signata Iordanis fluctibus;
Hæc quæ venit e terræ finibus,
Scientiam audire cominus
Salomonis.

Sic(4) typicis descripta sensibus,
Nuptiarum induta vestibus
Cæli præstet(5) hodie civibus
Christo iuncta.

O solemnis festum lætitiæ,
Quo unitur Christus Ecclesiæ,
In qua nostræ salutis nuptiæ
Celebrantur.

Cœtus(1) felix, dulce convivium,
Lapsis ibi datur solatium,
Desperatis offertur spatium
Respirandi.

Iustis inde solvuntur præmia,
Angelorum novantur gaudia,
Lata(6) nimis quod facit gratia
Caritatis.(7)

Ab æterno fons sapientiæ
Intuitu solius gratiæ
Sic prævidit in rerum serie
Hæc futura.

Christus ergo nos suis nuptiis
Recreatos veris divitiis(8)
Interesse faciat sociis(9)
Electorum. Amen.

Words: attr. Adam of St. Victor, 1112-1146.
Tune:Jerusalem Et Sion Filiae” traditional Gregorian chant.
Meter: 10.10.10.4

*Alternatively, this line is rendered “Ierusalem et Sion filiæ”

The book Sequences from the Sarum Missal has the following differences in text:
(1) Cætus
(2) Alleluia
(3) Iudicia
(4) Hæc
(5) præest
(5) Læta
(6) Charitatis
(7) deliciis
(8) gaudiis

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Sion’s Daughters! Sons Of Jerusalem!

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