The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Agnoscat omne saeculum

Christmas Hymn for Prime
that is, The First Hour

Words: A cento from Agnoscat omne saeculum, alt., by Venantius Fortunatus, 6th Century Latin Poet (with notes).
Translation by John Mason Neale, Let Every Age And Nation Own (with notes).

Music: From the York Manuscript in Sion College.

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #68, (CE 36), pp. 135-136.

Hab. ii., 14."The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

1. Agnoscat omne saeculum
Venisse vitae praemium ;
Post hostis asperi jugum
Apparuit redemptio.

2. Esaias quae praecinit
Completa sunt in Virgine ;
Annunciavit Angelus ;
Sanctus replevit Spiritus.

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), #68, pp. 135-136.

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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), #68, pp. 135-136.

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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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