The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Implénte munus débitum

For the Officium lectionis and for Vespers on the Baptism of Jesus (In Baptismate Domini, Dominica post diem 6 januarii occurrente)

Source: Liturgia Horarum (The Liturgy of the Hours)

HYMNUS

1 Implénte munus débitum
Ioánne, rerum cónditor
Iordáne mersus hac die
aquas lavándo díluit,

2 Non ipse mundári volens
de ventre natus Vírginis,
peccáta sed mortálium
suo lavácro tóllere.

3 Dicénte Patre quod "meus
diléctus hic est Fílius",
suménte Sancto Spíritu
formam colúmbæ cælitus,

4 Hoc mýstico sub nómine
micat salus Ecclésiæ;
Persóna trina cómmanet
unus Deus per ómnia.

5 O Christe, vita, véritas,
tibi sit omnis glória,
quem Patris atque Spíritus
splendor revélat cælitus. Amen.

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