Category Archives: Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns

O Glorious Maid, Exalted Far

This hymn was used for Lauds in the Sarum Breviary for the feasts of the Immaculate Conception, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation, the Assumption and the Nativity of the BVM. This is the original text of … Continue reading

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All Prophets Hail Thee, From Of Old Announcing

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it … Continue reading

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Joy And Triumph Everlasting

This hymn was used in many medieval Missals as a sequence hymn for the Solemnity of All Saints (Nov. 1). This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as … Continue reading

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Another Year Completed

This hymn is a partial translation of a lengthy Latin hymn originally written for the feast of St. Felix of Nola. This translation was done for The English Hymnal as a hymn for a Patronal Festival. This is the original … Continue reading

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Ecce Dies Nobis Anno Revoluta Peracto

This is a poem written by St. Paulinus of Nola for the feast of St. Felix on Jan. 14, 401 according to the notes of François de Sales Souiry on the text in his 1853 book Études historiques sur la … Continue reading

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Of The Father’s Heart 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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Son Of A Virgin, Maker Of Thy Mother

This hymn is used for Matins in the Common of Virgins in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Breviary. The whole hymn is used for Virgin Martyrs, verses 1, 4 & 5 are used for a Virgin who is not a Martyr … Continue reading

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