Category Archives: Compline

Virgo Dei Genitrix Quem Totus Non Capit Orbis

This hymn was used as the hymn for Compline in the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736). Virgo Dei Genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis, In tua se clausit viscera, factus homo. Hinc merito … Continue reading

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Nunc Dimittis

This is the Canticle of St. Simeon, traditionally sung at Compline: Latin: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace: Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum: Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam … Continue reading

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Adsis Superne Spiritus

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays From Pentecost to Trinity Sunday in the Paris Breviary (later edition than 1836). Adsis superne Spiritus, Pater benigne pauperum: Sinuque fundas uberi Promissa terris munera. Dum nox creati luminis Iubar … Continue reading

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Iesu Redemptor Sæculi

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays during Eastertide in the Paris Breviary (1736). Iesu, redemptor sæculi, Qui tertio post funera Redux ab inferis die, Mortem resurgendo necas. Nox atra iam terras premet, Mergetque somno lumina: Hostis … Continue reading

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O Splendor Æterni Patris

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays during Lent in the Paris Breviary (1736). O splendor æterni Patris, Tu, Christe, qui verus dies, Et vera lux de lumine, Mentis fugas caliginem: En solis abscessit iubar, Noctisque succedunt … Continue reading

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Mundi Salus Qui Nasceris

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays From Christmas Eve to the Feast of the Presentation in the Paris Breviary (1736). Mundi salus qui nasceris, Iesu puer; nos respice; Da moribus castis tuam Referre nos infantiam. Fessos … Continue reading

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In Noctis Umbra Desides

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays in Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736). In noctis umbra desides Dum somnus artus occupat, Ad te, Deus, fidelibus Mens excubat suspiriis. Desiderate gentibus, Verbum Patris, mundi salus, Audi preces … Continue reading

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