Monthly Archives: July 2013

Three Days Missing In The Temple

Three days missing, in the Temple, Jesus Christ at last is found, Asking questions to the teachers With a wisdom which astounds. He comes unto His Father’s House, God and Man – a Child of twelve – Speaking with great … Continue reading

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Whither Thus, In Holy Rapture

This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Whither thus, in holy rapture, Princely Maiden, art thou bent? Why so fleetly art … Continue reading

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O Sion! Open Wide Thy Gates;

This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). O Sion! open wide thy gates; Let figures disappear; A Priest and Victim, … Continue reading

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O Glorious Lady Thron’d In Rest

O glorious Lady, thron’d in rest, Amidst the starry host above, Who gavest nurture from thy breast To God, with pure maternal love. What we had lost through sinful Eve The Blossom sprung from thee restores, And, granting bliss to … Continue reading

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Glory to Thee, O Lord

Glory to Thee, O Lord, Who by Thy mighty power Didst manifest Thy glory forth In Cana’s marriage hour. Thou spakest: it was done: Obedient to Thy word, The water reddening into wine Proclaimed the present Lord. Blest were the … Continue reading

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Shepherd Of Souls Refresh And Bless

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless Thy chosen pilgrim flock With manna in the wilderness, With water from the rock. Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak, As Thou when here below, Our souls the joys celestial seek Which from Thy … Continue reading

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God Of Our Fathers

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise. Thy love divine hath led us in the past, In … Continue reading

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