Monthly Archives: December 2013

This Day Let Solemn Strains

Today being the feast of St. Thomas Becket, here is the sequence hymn for his feast from the Sarum Missal: This day let solemn strains Resound on earth below, And o’er the Martyr’s palm Triumph the heavenly host. What do … Continue reading

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Of The Father’s Love Begotten

This hymn was used for Compline on the Nativity of the Lord and during Christmastide in the York Breviary. It was also used in sections for Prime, Terce, Sext & None from the Nativity of the Lord to the Feast … Continue reading

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Maria Walks Amid the Thorn

Maria walks amid the thorn, Kyrie eleison. Maria walks amid the thorn, Which seven years no leaf has born. Jesus and Maria. What ‘neath her heart doth Mary bear? Kyrie eleison. A little child doth Mary bear, Beneath her heart … Continue reading

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Like the Dawning of the Morning

This is the text of the hymn as it appeared in the St. Basil Hymnal (1906 edition): Like the dawning of the morning, On the mountains golden heights, Like the breaking of the moonbeams On the gloom of cloudy nights, … Continue reading

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