Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spirit Of Mercy, Truth And Love

Spirit of Mercy, Truth and Love, O shed Thine Influence from above, And still from age to age convey The wonders of this sacred day. In every clime, by every tongue, Be God’s amazing Glory sung; Let all the listening … Continue reading

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When God of Old Came Down From Heaven

When God of old came down from Heav’n, In power and wrath He came; Before His feet the clouds were riven, Half darkness and half flame: Around the trembling mountain’s base The prostrate people lay; A day of wrath, and … Continue reading

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Above The Starry Spheres

This hymn is sung for Matins on Pentecost in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Terce on Pentecost in the Ordinary Form. This is Fr. Caswall’s original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1849 Lyra Catholica: … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit! Lord Of Light!

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost. Here is Fr. Caswall’s original 1849 text from the Lyra Catholica: Holy Spirit! Lord of light! From thy clear celestial height, Thy pure beaming radiance give: Come, Thou Father of the poor! Come, … Continue reading

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Come Holy Ghost Our Souls Inspire

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Office, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, it … Continue reading

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Ruler Of The Hosts Of Light

This hymn is originally for the evening of Pentecost as well as Lauds of Pentecost. Ruler of the hosts of light, Death hath yielded to Thy Might; And Thy Blood hath marked a road Which will lead us back to … Continue reading

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