The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Adam vetus quod polluit

For Christmas
Christmas Hymn for the Afternoon, that is, the Ninth Hour

Words: Adam vetus quod polluit
Translation by John Mason Neale, Now The Old Adam's Sinful Stain

Music: Tune 1: From the York Manuscript in Sion College; Harmonized by the Rev. S. S. Greenheed
Tune 2: From the Salisbury Hymnal

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #71, pp. 138-139.

Cor. xv., 45. "The first man Adam was made a living soul ; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."

1. Adam vetus quod polluit
Adam novus hoc abluit ;
Tumens quod ille dejicit
Humillimus hic erigit.

2. Jam nata lux est et salus ;
Fugata nox, et victa mors ;
Venite, gentes, credite ;
Deum Maria protulit.

3. Gloria Tibi, Domine,
Qui natus es de Virgine,
Cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu,
In sempiterna saecula. Amen.

Sheet Music from Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #71, pp. 138-139.

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Sheet Music from Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), #71, pp. 224-225.

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Note.

According to a note in Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), p. iv-v, this hymn is not in the Sarum, but occurs in the York Hymnal.

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