Monthly Archives: December 2012

Confortet Deus Vos Gentes

So in the spirit of the season and the spirit of nerdiness, I ended up translating all 8 verses of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” into Latin this week. So, without further ado… Confortet Deus vos gentes; Nolite timere! Nam … Continue reading

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Rise, O Salem, Rise And Shine

Rise, O Salem, rise and shine; Lo, the Gentiles hail thy waking; Herald of a morn divine, See the dayspring o’er us breaking, Telling God hath called to mind Those who long in darkness pined. O how blindly we did … Continue reading

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Prepare The Way, O Zion!

Prepare the way, O Zion! Ye awful deeps, rise high; Sink low, ye towering mountains, The Lord is drawing nigh; The righteous King of glory, Foretold in sacred story. Refrain: O blest is He that came In God the Father’s … Continue reading

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Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem

Draw nigh to Thy Jerusalem, O Lord, Thy faithful people cry with one accord; Ride on in triumph; Lord, behold we lay Our passions, lusts, and proud wills in Thy way! Thy road is ready; and Thy paths made straight, … Continue reading

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Savior When In Dust To Thee

Savior, when in dust to Thee Low we bow the adoring knee, When, repentant, to the skies Scarce we lift our weeping eyes, O by all the pains and woes Suffered once for man below, Bending from Thy throne on … Continue reading

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Jesus Lover of My Soul

Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high. Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past; Safe into the haven guide; … Continue reading

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Blessed Savior Who Hast Taught Me

Blessèd Savior, who hast taught me I should live to Thee alone, All these years Thy hand hath brought me Since I first was made Thine own. At the font my vows were spoken By my parents in the Lord; … Continue reading

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