The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Noxium Christus simul introivit

For The Circumcision
At Mattins and Lauds

From the Paris Breviary, 1736

English Translation: When Christ Enter'd The World, And It Lay Still

Source: Breviarium Andegavense (Andegavi, 1824), pp. 322-323.

Noxium Christus simul introivit
Innocens orbent: Pater, inquit, adsum:
Quas petis, vindex, venio paratus,
Solvere Poenas.
Non placet fusus cruor hostiarum:
Quod mihi aptasi, Pater, ecce corpus;
Agnus implebo moriens figuras
Verus inanes.
Dixit; et Patrix veneratos iram,
Sustinet vulnus silicus cruentae:
Et jugum legis subit ipse, servis
Ut juga demat.
Jam nihil carmen spoliare prodest;
Sed malas cordis resecare fibras,
Hoc opus: tali nova sanciuntur
Foedera lege.
Summa laus Patri, simul aequa Nato,
Qui suo mundum redimit cruore:
Par sit amborum tibi laus per omne,
Spiritus, aevum. Amen.

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