Salvete Christi Vulnera

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The office hymn that was historically sung at Lauds on the former feast of the precious blood. It is composed of nine stanzas in iambic dimeter. The hymn is of unknown authorship, and dates probably from the 17th century.

Bibliography: u. chevalier, Repertorium hymnologicum (Louvain-Brussels 18921921) 2:530. j. julian, ed., A Dictionary of Hymnology (New York 1957) 992. m. britt, The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal (new ed. New York 1948) 256258. j. connelly, Hymns of the Roman Liturgy (Westminster MD 1957) 206209.

[g. e. conway]

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