The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Dies ir, dies illa

For Second Advent

Words: "Dies ir, dies illa," Thomas de Celano, 12th Century

Music: "Dies ir, dies illa," John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: Irregular

Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #39, p. 56

1. Dies ir, dies illa,
Solvet sclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.

2. Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quand Judex est venturus,
Cuncta strict discussurus!

3. Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Per sepulchra regionum,
Coget omnes ante thronum.

4. Mors stupebit, et natura,
Cm resurget creatura,
Judicanti responsura.

5. Liber seriptus proferetur,
In quo totum continetur,
Und mundus judicetus.

6. Judex erg cm sedebit,
Quidquid latet, apparebit:
Nl inultum remanebit.

7. Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
Quem patronum rogaturus?
Cm vix justus sit securus.

8. Rex tremend majestatis,
Qui salvandos salvas grats,
Salva me, fons pietatis!

9. Recordare, Jesu pie,
Qud sum causa tu v;
Ne me perdis ill die!

10. Qurens me, sedisti lassus:
Redemisti, crucem passus;
Tantus labor non sit cassus.

11. Juste Judex ultionis,
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.

12. Ingemisco tanqum reus:
Culp rubet vultus meus:
Supplicanti parce, Deus.

13. Qui Mariam absolvisti,
Et latronem exaudisti,
Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

14. Preces ma non sunt dign:
Sed tu bonus fac benign,
Ne perenni cremer igne.

15. Inter oves locum prsta,
Et ab hdis me sequestra,
Statuens in parte dextra.

16. Confutatis maledictis,
Flammis acribus addictis,
Voca me cum benedictis.

17. Ora supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis,
Gere curam mei finis!

18. Lachrymosa dies illa,
Qu resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic erg parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requium. Amen.

Scan from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #39, p. 56

Note: The text from which this text was taken (see scan above) uses an archaic form of the letter "s" which is very similar to the letter "f." I've attempted to exercise great care, but that (and other) errors may have occurred. Also, since I do not know Latin, I'm unable to immediately spot obvious typing errors.

There are numerous English hymns inspired by this hymn (I hesitate to use the word "translation").

See:

These hymns are said to be inspired by the middle portion of this hymn:

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