Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spirit Of Mercy, Truth And Love

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): 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 … Continue reading

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When God of Old Came Down From Heaven

This is Rev. Keble’s full, original text from an 1837 edition of The Christian Year: When God of old came down from Heaven, In power and wrath He came; Before His feet the clouds were riven, Half darkness and half … Continue reading

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Above The Starry Spheres

This hymn is sung for Matins on Pentecost in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Breviary. 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 … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit! Lord Of Light!

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost. This 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 Roman Breviary, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, … Continue reading

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Ruler Of The Hosts Of Light

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Vigil of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church: Ruler of the hosts of light, Death … Continue reading

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