Monthly Archives: August 2012

Holy God We Praise Thy Name

This hymn has a rather complex background as it is an English translation of a German paraphrase of the Te Deum attributed alternately to Nicetas of Remesiana and St. Ambrose. Here is the complete English translation: Holy God, we praise … Continue reading

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Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven

This hymn is a paraphrase based on Psalm 103. Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven; To His feet thy tribute bring. Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, Evermore His praises sing: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the everlasting King. Praise Him for His … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that morns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel, to thee shall come Emmanuel! O come, Thou Wisdom, from on high, and order … Continue reading

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with … Continue reading

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God The Omnipotent, King Who Ordainest

Here is another of my all-time favorite hymns: God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest thunder thy clarion, the lightning thy sword; show forth thy pity on high where thou reignest: give to us peace in our time, O Lord. God … Continue reading

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Lord, My God Have Mercy! Lord, My God, Forgive!

Here is a wonderful Russian hymn I discovered last fall. I have been working on coming up with a worthy English version with the help of some amatuer linguistic know-how and google translate. Here’s what I have so-far: Lord, my … Continue reading

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The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

This is perhaps my favorite hymn to Our Lady: The angel Gabriel from Heaven came, His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame; “All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favored lady,” Gloria! “For know a … Continue reading

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