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

Of the Father’s love begotten, ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He, Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see, evermore and evermore! At … 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

Like the dawning of the morning, On the mountains golden heights, Like the breaking of the moonbeams On the gloom of cloudy nights, Like a secret told by angels Getting known upon the earth, Is the Mother’s expectation Of Messiah’s … Continue reading

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