Monthly Archives: August 2017

Attolle Paulum Lumina

Attolle paulum lumina Peccator, atque disce Quantum malum sint crimina, Et tandem resipisce; Crucifixum aspice; Leges in hoc codice Quod proderit scivisse. Caput tristes aculei Spinarum pupugerunt, Manus pedesque ferrei Clavi perforaverunt, Et in membra cætera, Fœde nimis, barbara Flagella … Continue reading

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King Of Glory, King Of Peace

King of glory, King of peace, I will love Thee; And that love may never cease, I will move Thee. Thou hast granted my request, Thou hast heard me; Thou didst note my working breast, Thou hast spared me. Wherefore … Continue reading

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Veni Redemptor Gentium

This hymn and its English translations have tended, at least recently, to be sung during Advent. It is used for Office of Readings for Advent after December 16th in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. However, the Sarum Breviary … Continue reading

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Aspice, Infami Deus Ipse Ligno

This hymn is a hymn for Matins on the Friday after Sexagesima Sunday, dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The text comes from the Office of the Instruments of the Passion, or the Passion Offices. Aspice, infami … Continue reading

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Finita Iam Sunt Prœlia

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Finita iam sunt prœlia, Est parta iam victoria: Gaudeamus et canamus, Alleluia! Post fata mortis barbara Devicit Iesus tartara: Applaudamus et psallamus, Alleluia! Surrexit die tertia Cælesti clarus gratia Insonemus et cantemus, Alleluia! Sunt clausa stygis ostia … Continue reading

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Rex Christe Factor Omnium

Rex Christe, factor omnium, Redemptor et credentium, Placare votis supplicum Te laudibus colentium. Cuius benigna gratia Crucis per alma vulnera Virtute solvit ardua Primi parentis vincula, Qui es creator siderum, Tegmen subisti carneum, Dignatus hanc vilissimam Pati doloris formulam. Ligatus … Continue reading

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O Sacerdotum Veneranda Iura

Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae lists this hymn as used for Lauds for the Common of Priests in the Paris Breviary. This text would belong to a later edition as it is not included in the 1736 Breviary. O Sacerdotum veneranda … Continue reading

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