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Huc vos, ˘ miseri: surda relinquite

For Epiphany

Words: Charles Coffin (1676-1749), 1736

Also occurred in the Paris Breviary, 1736

English Translation: Poor Wanderers, Who Make Your Prayer

Source: Carolo (Charles) Coffin, Hymni Sacri (Paris: Usuum Parisiensium, 1736), pp. 42-43.

     Huc vos, ˘ miseri: surda relinquite,
QuŠ cŠci colitis, mutaque numina: 
Se vobis aperit splendida Civitas, 
        Veri Numinis hospita.

    En vestrae prŠeunt primitiŠ Magi: 
Vatum dicta patent: exitialibus 
Errorum tenebris obsita gens diu 
        Miro lumine spargitur.

Ambo sic populi, dissociabilis 
Quos dudum paries separat, unicum 
In corpus coeunt. Hoc proprium modo
        Ambobus maneat decus!

    O arcana Dei consilia! ˘ tuo
Deturbara gradu, primus amor Dei,
Plegs JudŠa, tuis gloria gentium
        Damais, vitaque nascitur.

    Jam nativa oleŠ brachia decidunt, 
Rami degeneres, germen adulterum; 
Miraturque novos semine non suo 
        Arbor crescere surculos.

    Nos radix oleŠ sustinet. Ah! cave, 
Qui stas, ne sterili desicias fide. 
Tu ram˛s veteres insere denu˛: 
        Tu serva, Deus, insitos.

    Qui nos membra sacri corporis efficit,
Sit laus summa Patrý : laus quoque Filio,
Cujus membra sumus : quo vigor influit
        Membris, laus týbi, Spiritus.

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