The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Conditor alme siderum

Per adventum ad tertiam.
For Advent

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

Source: Franc. Jos. Mone, ed., Hymni Latini Medii Aevi, Vol. 1 (1853), No. 34, pp. 49-50.

1. Conditor alme siderum,
aeterna lux credentium,
Christe redemptor omnium
exaudi preces supplicum.

2. Qui condolens hominibus
mortis subjectis legibus
factus homo restituis
vitam in tuo sanguine;

3. Vergente mundi vespere
uti sponsus de thalamo
egressus honestissima
virginis matris clausula.

4. Cujus forti potentiae
genu flectatur omnium
coelestium, terrestrium
nec non et infernalium.

5. Te deprecamur hagie,
venture judex saeculi,
conserva nos in tempore,
quamdiu sumus advenae.

6. Laus honor virtus gloria
deo patri et filio
sancto simul paraclito
in sempiterna saecula.

Note:

There are extensive notes in Latin following this text.

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