The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Fac, Christe, nostr grti

For Epiphany

Words: Jean-Baptiste de Santeuil, Canon Regular of St. Victor, 1630-1697

Paris Breviary, 1736

Translations:

Thou From The Cradle To The Grave (Campbell)
Christ, To Aid Our Fallen Nature (Williams)

Source: John Henry Newman, Hymni Ecclesiae (London: Macmillan, 1865), pp. 56-57.
Compared to and corrected from Breviarium Parisiense. Pars Hiemalis. (Parisiis: Sumptibus suis ediderunt Bibliopol
Usuum Parisiensium, 1736), Dominicis Circumcisione ad Prsent, p. 275.

IN DOMINICIS AB OCTAVA EPIPHANIAE

Ad Praesentationem Domini, nisi prius occurrat Septuagesima.

AD OFFICIUM NOCT.

     Fac, Christe, nostr grti,
Defuncte tot lab
ribus,
Ut mente grat
, sic piis
Hos pr
dicri cntibus.

     Cast
parentis in sinu
Inclus
s ardbas pati:
ternus ut discas mori,
Mort
le corpus nduis.

     Vix natus, imbellis puer,
Ac
ta sentis frgora;
En vile pro molli thoro
F
num tibi suppnitur.

     Am
re te facis reum:
Fers sponte p
nas nnocens;
Nec
ximis te lgibus,
Supr
mus ipse lgifer.

     Qui primus exc
s cruor
E parte stillat c
rporis,
Membris micans ex
mnibus,
Torrentis instar pr
ruit.

     Qui mucro lactentes necat,
Idem tuum pectus fodit,
Et quo cad
bant prvuli,
Hoc tu cad
bas vlnere.

     Exul Deus prompt
fug
Tu
salti cnsulis;
Intras Pharon verax Deus,
Mistus Diis mend
cibus.

     Qui natus es de V
rgine,
Jesu, tibi sit gl
ria
Cum Patre, cumque Sp
ritu,
In sempiterna s
cula.

Note:

"46. Fac, Christe, nostri gratia. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by Jean-Baptiste de Santeuil, Canon Regular of St. Victor (1630-1697). Thou from the cradle to the grave. Robert Campbell." Entry from Shipley, Annus Sanctus (1884).

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