Verbum supernum prodiens
Verbum supernum prodiens. Latin, 10th century; and Thomas Aquinas* (ca. 1224/5-1274).
There are two hymns with this first line. The first, ‘Verbum supernum prodiens/ A Patre olim exiens’ is found in Daniel, Thesaurus Hymnologicus I. 77, entitled ‘De Adventu Domini’, in two texts, one from a Rheinau Codex (TH IV. 144), the other from the Roman Breviary (1632), with line 2 as ‘E patris aeterno sinu’, and other variations from the original text. In Analecta Hymnica 2. 35, it is printed in the first version, as above, from a 10th-century hymnal of the Abbey of Moissac (‘Das Hymnar der Abtei Moissac’). It is found in many medieval manuscripts and Breviaries, and in an 11th-century MS at Durham...
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