Monthly Archives: November 2017

Where High The Heavenly Temple Stands

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Where high the heavenly Temple stands, The House of God not made with hands, A great High Priest our nature wears, The Guardian of mankind appears. He, … Continue reading

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My God How Wonderful Thou Art

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Eternal Father in that hymnal. My God how wonderful Thou art, Thy Majesty how bright, How beautiful Thy … Continue reading

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The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

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Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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From The Eastern Mountains

From the eastern mountains, pressing on, they come, Wise men in their wisdom, to His humble home; Stirred by deep devotion, hasting from afar, Ever journeying onward, guided by a star. Refrain: Light of life that shineth ere the worlds … Continue reading

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Oh, What, If We Are Christ’s

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Oh, what, if we are Christ’s, Is earthly shame or loss? Bright shall the crown of Glory be When we have borne the cross. Keen was the … Continue reading

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O Amor Quam Exstaticus!

O amor quam exstaticus! Quam effluens, quam nimius! Qui Deum Dei Filium Unum fecit mortalium! Non invisit nos Angelo, Seu supremo seu infimo, Carnis assumens pallium Venit ad nos per Se Ipsum. Nobis baptisma suscipit, Nobis ieiunans esurit, Nobis et … Continue reading

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