Corde natus ex Parentis
Corde natus ex Parentis. Aurelius Clemens Prudentius* (ca. 348-ca. 413).
This hymn is part of the Cathemerinon of Prudentius, Hymn IX, ‘Hymnus Omnis Horae’, beginning ‘Da puer plectrum’ (under which heading it is found in JJ, p. 276) (lines 10-12, 19-27, 109-11).
It was in use by the 11th century, being found in the Leofric Collectar, dating from the third quarter of the 11th century, and originating in Exeter. In this manuscript (London, British Library, Harleian 2961), the hymn is prescribed it for the First Vespers of St Stephen, for Compline of the Octave of Christmas, and for other occasions up to and including the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas) (Milfull, Hymns...
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