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Ad templa nos rursus vocat

For Easter

Alternate Title: Sunday Morning, We Sing His Power To Save.

Words: Ad templa nos rursus vocat, Charles Coffin, Hymni Sacri, Paris, 1736

Translation: Now Morning Lifts Her Dewy Veil

Music: Not Stated.

Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 133-134. For Matins on Sunday.

Ad templa nos rursus vocat
Surgentis aurorae nitor:
Novasque pro laeto monet
Referre grates munere.

At victor auroram suo
Fulgore Christus obruit ;
Huic, magna cujus pars sumus,
Juvat triumpho plaudere.

Quod evolutus fasciis
Repente mundus extitit,
Puro renidens lumine,
Virtutis hoc quantae fuit!

Quod traditum neci Pater
Ut sontibus vitam daret
Vitae redonat Filium,
Amoris hoc quanti fuit!

AEternus ut rerum Sator
Aspexit orbem, protinus
Colore depictum suo
Probavit excellens opus.

At lastius quanto obtulit
Sese Patri spectaculum,
Coelestis Agni candido
Ablutus orbis sanguine.

Cum luce nobis redditur
Mundi renascentis decor;
Occulta per quem numinis
Mens surgit ad magnalia.

At splendor aeterni Patris
Lumenque Christus cordiuni,
Deum dat in se, quantus est,
Sub nube carnis cernere.

Praesta, beata Trinitas,
Ut legis ad facem tuae
Vitemus omne quod vetas,
Sectemur omne quod jubes.

Note:

Ad templa nos rursus vocat. Charles Coffin. [Sunday Morning.] In his Hymni Sacri, p. 8, ed. Paris, 1736, under the heading Die Dominica ad Laudes Matutinas. In the revised Paris Breviary of the Abp. Charles de Vintimille, 1736, it is the hymn for Sunday at Lauds; as also in the Lyons and other modern French Breviaries.

Source: John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, (1892, 1907).

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