Monthly Archives: September 2012

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even; Brightly shone the moon that night, tho’ the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, gath’ring … Continue reading

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My Faith Looks Up To Thee

My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine! Now hear me while I pray, take all my guilt away, O let me from this day be wholly Thine! May Thy rich grace impart Strength to my … Continue reading

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O Rose That Ne’er Doth Wilt Nor Fade

So I got inspired recently to write a hymn to Our Lady- and here’s what developed: O Rose that ne’er doth wilt nor fade, O Virgin Mary Blessed: New Eve whose ‘yea’ undoth the Fall Thy praises now we sing! … Continue reading

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Take Up Thy Cross The Saviour Said

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): “Take up thy cross,” the Saviour said, “If thou wouldst My disciple be;— Deny thyself, the world forsake, And humbly follow after Me.” Take up thy cross; … Continue reading

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Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more. Behold the islands with their kings, And Europe her best tribute brings; From north … Continue reading

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Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child, bye, bye, lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, for to preserve this day, this poor youngling for whom we sing, bye, bye lully lullay. Herod the king in his raging, charged … Continue reading

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O Love How Deep How Broad How High

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Love, how deep! how broad! how high! It fills the heart with ecstasy, That God, the Son of God, should take Our mortal form for mortals’ sake. He … Continue reading

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