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Humani generis

For The Annunciation
"Morning Hymn for the Annunciation."

Words: Humani generis.
Translated by John Mason Neale, The Sighs and The Sorrows

Compare: Humani generis - Missali Parisiensi, The Paris Missal, 1738

Music: From the melody "Nocte surgentes" in the Salisbury Hymnal.
Harmonized by Rev. H. L. Jenner, one of 3 music editors in Part II.

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #96 (#91 in the Combined Edition), pp. 109-110.

Psalm xxx., 5. " His wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life : heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

1. Humani generis
Cessent suspiria ;
Beata miseria
Affert hie nuntia
Dies mortalibus.

2. Unius scelere
Cuncti cecidimus ;
Lapsos erigere
Venit Altissimns
De coeli sedibus.

3. Delectse Virgini
Quae Deum pariat,
Angel us Domini
Salutis nuntiat
Nostrse mysterium.

4. Qnod sine tempore
De Patre nascitur,
Mortali corpore
Verbum induitur,
Ut salvet hominem.

5. Corpus hoc offeret
In sacrificium ;
Servos ut liberet,
Totum, in precium,
Effundet sanguinem.

6. Errabam devius
Exul a patriii,
Semitic nescius
Ad vera gaudia
Per quam regrediar.

7. In mea Dominus
Venit exilia,
Viaeque terminus
Ipse fit, et via ;
Tutus hac gradiar.

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), #96 (#91 in the Combined Edition), pp. 109-110.

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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), #96, pp. 320-321.

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Notes:

This note is from John Julian, ed., The Dictionary of Hymnology (1892, 1907):

    Humani generis cessent suspiria. Annunciation. Appeared in the revised Paris Missal, 1738, for the "Feast of the Annunciation, and the Incarnation of Our Lord" (March 25). The text is also in Cardinal Newmans Hymni Ecclesiae, 1838 and 1865, in 12 stanzas of 5 lines, Humani generis - Missali Parisiensi. Translation by Dr. Neale in the Hymnal Noted, 1854, as "The Sighs and The Sorrowsand repeated in the Hymnary, altered to, Now The Sighs and The Sorrows." [W. A. S.]

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