The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jam desinant suspiria

Christmas: Nocturn.

Words: Charles Coffin (1676-1749), the Paris Breviary, 1736

English Translations:
Away With Sorrow's Sigh
Cease, Weary Mortals, Cease to Sigh

Now Signs of Mourning Disappear
Ye People, Cease From Tears

Source: Carolo (Charles) Coffin, Hymni Sacri (Paris: Usuum Parisiensium, 1736), pp. 36-38.

    Jam desinant suspiria; 
Audivit ex alto Deus: 
Cœli patescunt; en adest 
Pxomissa pax mortalibus.

    Profunda noctis otia 
Cœlestis abrumpit chorus
Natumque festo carmine 
Annuntiat terris Deum.

    Specum sacratam pervigil 
Dum turba pastorum subit, 
Eamus, & castis pia 
Cunis feramus oscula.

    At quale nobis panditur 
Intrantibus spectaculum! 
Pręsepe , fœnum, fascię, 
Parens inops, infans puer.

    Tu-ne ille, Christe, filius 
Et splendor ęterni Patris?
Illum-ne cerno qui levi 
Orbem pugillo sustinet?

    Sic est : verenda queis lates 
Fides penetrat nubila: 
Agnosco quem proni vident, 
Tremunt, adorant Angeli.

    Agis magistrum vel tacens: 
Ex hac cathedra nos doces 
Vitare quod carni placet, 
Caro quod horret perpeti.

    Castos amores nutriens, 
Sanans tumentes spiritus, 
Divine, nostris, ō Puer, 
Pręcordiis innascere.

    Qui natus es de Virgine, 
Jesu, tibi sit gloria 
Cum Patre ,cumque Spiritu 
In sempiterna secula. Amen.

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