The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Conditor & Creator in Daniel, Thesaurus Hymnologicus

For Advent during Vespers

Words: Anonymous 7th Century Latin Hymn, “Ambrosian.”
See Conditor alme siderum, the main page for this family of hymns.

Source: Hermann A. Daniel, Thesaurus Hymnologicus. Thomus Primus. (Lipsiae, 1855), No 72, p. 74.

These files have not been corrected by readings given in his vol. iv. p. 118, and 368, from a ms. of the 9th cent, at Bern. The readings are in Latin which I am not proficient in.

Libr. vet.

Conditor alme siderum
Aeterna lux credentium,
Christi redemptor omnium
Exaudi preces supplicum.

Brev. Rom.

Creator alme siderum,
Aeterua lux credentium,
Iesu redemptor omnium
Intende votis supplicum.

Qui condolens interitu
Mortis perire saeculum,
Salvasti mundum languidum
Donans reis remedium.

Qui daemonis ne fraudibus
Periret orbis, impetu
Amoris actus, languidi
Mundi medela factus es.

Vergente mundi yespere
Uti sponsus de thalamo,
Egressus honestissima
Virginis matris clausula.

Commune qui mundi nefas
Ut expiares, ad crucem
E virginis sacrario
Intacta prodis victima.

Cuius forti potentiae
Genu curvantur omuia,
Coelestia, terrestria
Fatentur nutu subdita.

Cuius potestas gloriae
Nomenque cum primum sonat;
Et coelites et inferi
Tremente curvantur genu.

[Occasum sol custodiens,
Luna pallorem retinens,
Candor in astris relucens
Certos observat limites.]

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Te deprecamur Hagie,
Venture index saeculi,
Conserva nos in tempore
Hostis a telo perfidi.

Te deprecamur ultimae
Magnum diei indicem,
Armis supernae gratiae
Defende nos ab hostibus.

Laus, honor, virtus, gloria, etc
[The Doxology]

Laus, honor, virtus, gloria, etc
[The Doxology]

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