The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In noctis umbrâ desides

For Advent, Ad Completorium.

Words: In noctis umbrâ désides, Charles Coffin (1676-1749), Breviarium Parisiense, Pars Hiemalis, (Parisiis, 1736), p. 141.

Translations Include:
And Now, With Shades Of Night Opprest
Desire of Nations, Lord of Grace
In Night's Dim Shadows Lying
When Shades Of Night Around Us Close

While We Our Weary Eyelids Close

Music: "Evening Hymn"

Source: Breviarium Parisiense, Pars Hiemalis, (Parisiis, 1736), p. 141.
Also found in Rev. John Chandler,
The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), Hymnus 12, p. 141, and
J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #29, p. 41

In noctis umbrû désides ,
Dum somnus artus óccupat,
Ad te, Deus, fidélibus
Mens éxcubat suspíriis.

Desideráte géntibus,
Verbum Patris, mundi salus,
Audi preces gémentium,
Tandemque lapsos éxcita.

Adsis, Redemptor, & tuæ
Plebis relaxans crimina,
Adæ scelus quas cláuserat,
Reclúde cœlestes domos. 

Qui liberátor ádvenis, 
Fili, tibi laus maxima,
Cum Patre, cumque Spiritu,
In sempiterna sécula.
Amen.

Sheet Music "Evening Hymn" 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), #29, p. 41

"Proper Melody from the Rouen Gradual, abridged.
Harmonized by Hermann R. Schrœder"

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