January 4, 2014

A Patre Unigenite

Ad Nos Venit Per Virginem

A Patre Unigenite is sung at 1st Vespers in the Roman Breviary on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This anonymous Latin hymn is believed to have been composed some time be­tween the 10th and 13th Cen­tu­ries.

Performed by: Schola Gregoriana Monostorinensis


1. A Patre Unigenite,
ad nos venis per Virginem,
baptismi rore consecrans
cunctos, fide regenerans. 

2. De cælo celsus prodiens
excipis formam hominis,
facturam morte redimens,
gaudia vitæ largiens. 

3. Hoc te, Redemptor, quæsumus:
illabere propitius,
clarumque nostris cordibus
lumen præbe deificum.

4. Mane nobiscum, Domine,
noctem obscuram remove,
omne delictum ablue,
pie medelam tribue.

5. O Christe, vita, veritas,
tibi sit omnis gloria,
quem Patris atque Spiritus
splendor revelat cælitus.


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