The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O lux beáta cælitum

For Vespers on The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Sanctæ Familiæ Iesu, Mariæ et Ioseph)

Source: Liturgia Horarum (The Liturgy of the Hours)

HYMNUS

1 O lux beáta cælitum
et summa spes mortálium,
Iesu, cui doméstica
arrísit orto cáritas;

2 María, dives grátia,
o sola quæ casto potes
fovére Iesum péctore,
cum lacte donans óscula;

3 Tuque ex vetústis pátribus
delécte custos Vírginis,
dulci patris quem nómine
divína Proles ínvocat:

4 De stirpe Iesse nóbili
nati in salútem géntium;
audíte nos, qui súpplices
ex corde vota fúndimus.

5 Qua vestra sedes flóruit
virtútis omnis grátia,
hanc detur in domésticis
reférre posse móribus.

6 Iesu, tuis obœdiens
qui factus es paréntibus,
cum Patre summo ac Spíritu
semper tibi sit glória. Amen.

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