Monthly Archives: February 2013

How Vain The Cruel Herod’s Fear

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. How vain the cruel Herod’s fear, When told … Continue reading

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The Eternal Gifts Of Christ The King

This hymn is used for Matins for feasts of the Apostles outside of Eastertide from the Commons of the Apostles in the Extraordinary Form. The eternal gifts of Christ the King, The Apostles’ glorious deeds, we sing; And while due … Continue reading

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O Christ, The World’s Creator Bright

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. O Christ, the world’s Creator bright, Who didst mankind from sin redeem, Light from the Father’s glorious Light, True God of God, in bliss supreme. Thy love … Continue reading

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Two Brothers Freely Cast Their Lot

Two brothers freely cast their lot With David’s royal Son; The cost of conquest counting not, They deem the battle won. Brothers in heart, they hope to gain An undivided joy, That man may one with man remain, As boy … Continue reading

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Now That The Sun Is Gleaming Bright

This hymn is used for Prime on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Paris Breviary. Now that the sun is gleaming bright, Implore we, bending low, That He, the uncreated Light May guide us as we go. No … Continue reading

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Now That The Daylight Dies Away

This hymn is used for Compline throughout the year on each weekday. Now that the daylight dies away, By all Thy grace and love, Thee, Maker of the world, we pray To watch our bed above. Let dreams depart and … Continue reading

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Firmly I Believe And Truly

Firmly I believe and truly God is Three, and God is One; And I next acknowledge duly Manhood taken by the Son. And I trust and hope most fully In that manhood crucified; And each thought and deed unruly Do … Continue reading

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