The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In noctis umbr‚ desides

Words: In noctis umbr‚ desides, Charles Coffin (1676-1749), Paris Breviary, 1736

Translations Include:
And Now, With Shades Of Night Opprest
In Night's Dim Shadows Lying
When Shades Of Night Around Us Close

Music: "Evening Hymn"

Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #29, p. 41

1. In noctis umbr‚ desides
Dum somnus artus occupat,
Ad te, Deus, sidelibus
Mens excubat suspiriis.

2. Desiderate gentibus,
Verbum Patris, mendi salus,
Audi preces gementium,
Tandemque lapsos excita.

3. Adsis, Redemptor, et tuae
Plebis relaxans crimina,
Adś scelus quas clauserat,
Reclude cúlestes domos.

4. Qui liberator advenis,
Fili, tibi laus maxima,
Cume Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna secula.

Sheet Music "Evening Hymn" from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #29, p. 41

"Proper Melody from the Rouen Gradual, abridged.
Harmonized by Hermann R. Schrúder"

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