?–circa 1182
illustration
Abbey of St. Victor, 1655

Though Ad­am of St. Vic­tor was one of the most prom­in­ent and pro­lif­ic La­tin hymn­ists of the Mid­dle Age­s, lit­tle is known of him. Writ­ers near­est his time des­cribe him as Bri­to, pos­si­bly in­di­cat­ing a na­tive of Bri­tain or Brit­ta­ny.

All that is cer­tain is that around 1130, af­ter be­ing ed­u­cat­ed in Par­is, he be­came, at quite a young age, a monk in the Ab­bey of St. Victor, a well known school of the­ol­o­gy on the out­skirts of Par­is. He spent the rest of his life there, dy­ing some time be­tween 1172 and 1192.

  1. Animemur ad agon­em
  2. Ave, Vir­go sin­gu­lar­is
  3. Heri mun­dus ex­ul­ta­vit
    • Death Shall Be Thy Birth­day Morn
    • Jesu, Word of God In­car­nate
    • Mingling with the Shouts of Earth
    • Yesterday the Hap­py Earth
    • Yesterday the World Elat­ed
    • Yesterday, with Ex­ul­ta­tion
  4. Iucundare plebs fi­del­is
  5. Jubilemus Sal­va­tori
  6. Laudes crucis at­tol­la­mus
  7. Missus Gab­ri­el de coe­lis
  8. Mundi Ren­o­va­tio
  9. Potestate non na­tura
  10. Salve, Ma­ter Sal­va­tor­is
  11. Stola reg­ni laur­e­a­tus
    • Decked with Robes Such State Be­fit­ting
    • Glorious Apos­tol­ic Co­hort
    • In Roy­al Robes of Splen­dor
    • Laurelled with the Stole Vic­tor­i­ous
    • To the Apos­tol­ic Co­hort
  12. Supernae mat­ris gau­dia
  13. Vergi vere sub­stan­ti­vi
  14. Vox so­no­ra nos­tri cho­ri

where to get a pic­ture of Ad­am of St. Vi­ctor