Category Archives: Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns

Sing, My Joyful Tongue, The Mystery

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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Come Holy Spirit, Send Down Those Beams

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost in the Roman Missal: This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in the 5th edition (1687) of Devotions In the Ancient Way of Offices (1668) where it is listed … Continue reading

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Creator-Spirit, All-Divine

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit, Come And Shine

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost in the Roman Missal: This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 10th edition (1906.) of the St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889) where it is listed under “Pentecost”: Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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Hæc Est Sancta Sollemnitas Sollemnitatum

This is a 10th Century  Sequence for Friday within the Octave of Easter from several medieval German Missals according to the Repertorium Hymnologicum. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Mason Neale’s Sequentiæ Ex Missalibus … Continue reading

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O Gracious Lord, Creator Dear

This hymn is used for Vespers on Sundays and Weekdays in Lent from the First Sunday in Lent through Passion Sunday in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It is used for Vespers on Sundays in Lent until Holy … Continue reading

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Psalm 51

This is the text of Psalm 51 (Psalm 50 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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O Gloriosa Domine, De Cuius Virgo Genere

This is a hymn for Lauds on the Feast of St. Anne (July 26) in the 1505 Cluniac Breviary (according to the Repertorium Hymnologicum).  This is the text of this hymn as it appears in volume 4 of the Analecta … Continue reading

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O Lady, High In Glory

This is a hymn for Lauds on the Feast of St. Anne (July 26) in the 1505 Cluniac Breviary (according to the Repertorium Hymnologicum). This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in the Masque of Mary … Continue reading

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Mother Mary, Queen Most Sweet!

This is an Italian hymn dedicated to the Name of Mary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns & Verses on Spiritual Subjects (1863) where it is listed under “The Name of Mary”: Mother … Continue reading

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