The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christe Redemptor omnium

For Christmas
"Morning Hymn for Christmas"

Words: Christe Redemptor Omnium, Anonymous, 6th Century
Occurs in multiple sources, with both slight and significant differences.
See: Christe Redemptor Omnium, with notes

Music: Two tunes from the Salisbury Hymnal.
And numerous other melodies and arrangements

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #13 (or #33 in the Combined Edition), pp. 37-38.

Titus 3. 4. "But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us."

1. Christe Redemptor omnium,
Ex Patre Patris Unice ;
Solus ante principium
Natus ineffabiliter :

2. Tu lumen, Tu splendor Patris,
Tu spes perennis omnium ;
Intende quas fundunt preces
Tui per orbem famuli.

3. Memento, salutis Auctor,
Quod nostri quondam corporis,
Ex illibata Virgine
Nascendo, formam sumpseris.

4. Hoc praesens testatur dies,
Currens per anni circulum ;
Quod solus a sede Patris,
Mundi salus, adveneris.

5. Hunc coelum, terra, Hunc mare,
Hunc omne quod in eis est,
Auctorem adventus Tui,
Laudat, exultans cantico.

6. Nos quoque qui sancto Tuo
Redempti sumus sanguine ;
Ob diem Natalis Tui
Hymnum novum concinimus.

7. 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), #13 (or #33 in the Combined Edition), pp. 37-38.

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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), #13.

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