Schola Sanctae Scholasticae and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK
1. Loving Creator of the stars,
eternal light of the faithful,
Christ, Redeemer of all,
hear the prayers of your suppliants.
2. You who, taking pity on the world
as it was perishing by death’s ruinous force,
saved the languishing world,
providing a remedy for the guity,
3. As the world’s eventide was falling,
like a bridegroom from his nuptial chamber
came forth from the Virgin mother’s
most noble womb.
4. Before your mighty power,
all things bend the knee;
those of heaven and of earth
acknowledge themselves subject to your will.
5. O Holy One, we beseech you in faith,
O you who will come as Judge of the world,
preserve us in time
from the dart of the perfidious enemy.
6. O Christ, most loving King,
glory be to You and to the Father
with the Spirit, the Paraclete,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Liber Hymnarius page 3
Hymn for Sunday Vespers: Advent 16 December
Suggested use: Vespers; Mass: Offertory, Communion
Note: The Latin text is from the Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 3) and used with permission from The Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. There are various published versions of the Conditor alme. To obtain the music with updated notation, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius (solesmes.com ).