Monthly Archives: December 2017

O God Unseen Yet Ever Near

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O God, unseen yet ever near, Thy Presence may we feel ; And, thus inspired with holy fear, Before Thine Altar kneel. Here may Thy faithful people … Continue reading

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Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, Thee, Who in Thy Sacrament dost deign to be ; Both flesh and spirit at Thy Presence fail, Yet here Thy Presence we devoutly hail … Continue reading

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Bread Of Heav’n! On Thee I Feed

This is the original text of the hymn as it appeared in The Star in the East (1824): Bread of Heav’n! on Thee I feed, For thy flesh is meat indeed. Ever may my soul be fed With this true … Continue reading

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Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling

This hymn is one of the most beloved of the Church. It is used as the hymn for I & II Vespers on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in The Roman & Paris Breviaries. It is used for Matins on … Continue reading

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The Year Is Gone, Beyond Recall

This hymn was used for Compline on December 31 in the Meaux Breviary. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The year is gone, beyond recall, With all its hopes and fears, With all … Continue reading

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Lapsus Est Annus; Redit Annus Alter

This hymn was used for Compline on December 31 in the Meaux Breviary. Lapsus est annus; redit annus alter; Vita sic mutis fugit acta pennis: Tu, Deus, cursum moderaris, unus Arbiter, ævi. Gens Tuis plaudat cumulata donis; Te simul votis Dominum precatur, Servet … Continue reading

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For Thy Mercy And Thy Grace

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): For Thy Mercy and Thy Grace Constant through another year, Hear our song of thankfulness; Jesu, our Redeemer, hear. In our weakness and distress, Rock of Strength, … Continue reading

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