This is a setting of an Office hymn generally used at Sunday Vespers, believed to be by Pope Gregory—from whom Gregorian chant takes its name. Palestrina. Lucis Creator Optime is usually attributed to St. Gregory the Great (). In , in accordance with revisions made to the hymns of the. Authoritative information about the hymn text Lucis creator optime, with lyrics.

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Ut queant laxis Feast of St John Baptist. On behalf of the entire Hymnary.

Gregory the Great Gregory I. Skip to main content. Maker of light, most; holy King.

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Lest, sunk in sin, and whelmed with strife, they lose the gift of endless life; while thinking but the thoughts of time, they weave new chains of woe and crime. Introduction English This is a setting of an Office hymn generally used at Sunday Vespers, believed to be by Pope Gregory—from whom Gregorian chant takes its name.


Peters’ Sodality Hymn Book 51a. Eternal Source of light’s clear stream. Veni Creator Spiritus Pentecost Lucis Creator optime Date: It was repeated, with alterations, in Chope’s Hymnal Regna, Padre piissimo, e unico compagno del Padre, con lo Spirito Paraclito potente in ogni secolo.

This translation is in several hymn-books, and is the most widely used of the trs.

Lucis Creator optime

Ne mens gravata crimine, vitae sit exsul munere, dum nil perenne cogitat, seseque culpis illigat. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Thank you for raising awareness of this beautiful hymn. Christe, Redemptor omnium I Christmas 3.

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But grant them grace that they may strain the heavenly gate and prize to gain: We’re behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, ! Hymne du Dimanche First Line: Lucis Creator optime First Line: Posted by jack perry at 9: Praesta Pater piissime, Patrique compar unice, cum Spiritu paraclito, regnans per omne saeculum.

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In Thring’s Collection, stanza iv. Oxenbam, in his Sentence of Kaires, p. Neale, in the Hymnal Noted, No. I have translated a number of Latin cgeator for this weblog, but I never translated my favorite one. Great Maker of light, Who called forth its ray.


The Catholic Youth’s Hymn Book Chandler’s translation altered by the Editors. Iste confessor Feast of a confessor Qui mane junctum vesperi, diem vocari praecipis, illabitur tetrum chaos, audi preces cum fletibus. Weblogs I read regularly.

Notes Lucis Optike optime. Pange lingua gloriosi Corpus Christi Jesu, corona virginum Feast of a virgin It is given in some hymn-books in an unaltered form, and sometimes as, “Source of light and power divine,” as in the English Hymnalandwith an additional stanza v. Blest Maker of the radiant light.

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