Manus ferens munera

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Manus ferens munera
pium facit impium;
nummus iungit federa,
nummus dat consilium;
nummus lenit aspera,
nummus sedat prelium.
nummus in prelatis
est pro iure satis;
nummo locum datis
vos, qui iudicatis.

I found this in the lyrics of a contemporary song. As I know it is part of Carmina Burana. Was it meant to be sung when it was written? If so, why do the last four lines have only 6 syllables, one less than the others?
 
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