Monthly Archives: May 2013

Eternal Monarch, King Most High

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on the Solemnity of the Ascension in both Forms. Eternal Monarch, King most high, Whose blood hath brought redemption nigh, By whom the death of Death was wrought, And conquering grace’s battle … Continue reading

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Welcome Happy Morning!

Welcome, happy morning! age to age shall say: Hell today is vanquished, Heav’n is won today! Lo! the dead is living, God forevermore! Him, their true Creator, all His works adore! Refrain: Welcome, happy morning! Age to age shall say. … Continue reading

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Hues Of The Rich Unfolding Morn

Here is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Keble’s “The Christian Year”: Hues of the rich unfolding morn, That, ere the glorious sun be born, By some soft touch invisible Around his path are taught … Continue reading

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Awake My Soul, And With The Sun

PART I. Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise, To pay thy morning sacrifice. Thy precious time misspent, redeem, Each present day thy last esteem, Improve thy … Continue reading

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