Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nearer, My God, To Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee. Refrain: Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the … Continue reading

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God Of My Heart

This is the first hymn in the St. Basil’s Hymnal. Unfortunately, said hymnal, while providing a score, does not give the tune name or composer, nor does it give any information as to the author. If anyone knows any of … Continue reading

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True, I’m an American and not a Brit, and moreover I’m a Roman Catholic, but as a former Anglican very much in touch with his English Catholic roots, I have to say I love this hymn: And did those feet … Continue reading

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Rejoice, O Ye Spirits And Angels On High!

This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Solemnity of the Assumption in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Rejoice, O ye Spirits and Angels on High! This day the pure Mother of Love By death was … Continue reading

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