The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Verbum Supernum Prodiens Nec Patris

For Advent

Attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), ca. 1263
Probably based on 10th Century or earlier sources

Compare:

Verbum Supernum Prodiens nec Patris - Version 2  (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Verbum supernum prodien a Patre (Latin, 6th or 7th Century; an Advent Hymn)
Verbum supernum prodiens e Patris - Chandler

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1. Verbum supernum prodiens,
Nec Patris linquens dexteram,
Ad opus suum exiens,
Venit ad vitæ vesperam.

2. In mortem a discipulo
Suis tradendus æmulis,
Prius in vitæ ferculo
Se tradidit discipulis.

3. Quibus sub bina specie
Carnem dedit et sanguinem;
Ut duplicis substantiæ
Totum cibaret hominem.

4. Se nascens dedit socium,
Convescens in edulium,
Se moriens in pretium,
Se regnans dat in præmium.

5. O salutaris hostia,
Quæ cæli pandis ostium,
Bella premunt hostilia;
Da robur, fer auxilium.

6. Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria:
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria. Amen.

See notes on Verbum supernum prodiens in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XV, Copyright © 1912 by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition Copyright © 1999 by Kevin Knight

One source had a side-by-side translation.

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