T066 O admirabile commercium

Standardised text incipit: 
O admirabile commercium
Reference sources: 

Full text: I-Mfd 1, ff. 178v-179r
Translation: Nicholas Robertson, rev. Eva Ferro

Full text: 

O admirabile commercium humani generis creator hodie ex virgine nasci dignatus est. Christus natus est nobis per quem salus aeterna mundo apparuit. 

Beatus auctor saeculi 
Servile corpus induit 
Ut carne carnem liberans 
Ne perderet quos condidit.

English translation: 

O wonderful exchange! The creator of the human race today deigned to be born of a Virgin. Christ was born for us, through whom eternal salvation appeared to the world.

The blessed creator of the ages wore a servile body, so that freeing flesh through [his] flesh, he does not lose those who he founded.


Motets with this text

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Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Mfd 1
O admirabile commercium
ID: M066
Loyset (index; as part of C17)
Compère, Loyset
loco deo gratias C17 Hodie nobis de virgine
T066 O admirabile commercium