The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Missum redemptorum polo

Hymnus 40.

Christmas Eve.

From the Paris Breviary, 1736

English Translations:
Let All The Earth Her King Adore
The Prince of Peace, To Sinners Given

Sent From His Heavenly Throne On High

Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 168-169.

Missum Redemptorem polo,
Novumque totus, qua patet,
Adoret orbis principem
Natum Maria virgine.

Quod ante mundi tempora
Verbum Patris prodit sinu,
Obnoxius nunc tempori
Mortalis infans nascitur.

Foeno cubare sustinet,
Prasepe non horret Deus,
Et indiget lactis cibo
Cibus perennis Coelitum.

Quas cardines mundi rotant
Manus ligantur fasciis;
Imbellis et plorans jacet,
Ut nos jacentes erigat.

Judex futurus seculi,
Nunc blandus ad cunas vocat
Amore tanto, mutui
Amoris exposcit vices.

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

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