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O Jesu Christ, From Thee Began

This hymn was used for Lauds from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). It is listed as the … Continue reading

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Stars Of The Morning

Dr. Neale introduces this text in the original 1862 addition of Hymns of the Eastern Church as “A Cento from the Canon of the “Bodiless Ones.” Tuesday in the Week of the Fourth Tone.” The 5th edition, however, states that … Continue reading

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Saviour Eternal!

This was the sequence hymn for the First Sunday of Advent in the Sarum Missal. This is the text as  it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Saviour eternal! Health and life of the world unfailing, Light everlasting! And in … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! (Lacey)

This hymn is based on the great “O Antiphons” of Advent from the Breviary. O come, O come, Emmanuel! Redeem thy captive Israel, That into exile drear is gone Far from the face of God’s dear Son. Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! … Continue reading

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High Word Of God, Who Once Didst Come

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. It is used for Vespers on Mondays I, V & … Continue reading

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Strike, Strike The Harp In Praise Of God!

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the 14th edition of the St. Basil’s Hymnal: Chorus: Strike, strike the harp in praise of God! Wake the timbrel’s louder mirth! Glorious the song must be Of the … Continue reading

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If There Be That Skills To Reckon

Mone lists this hymn under the title “De Gloria Caelestis Jerusalem in Communi.” John Julian indicates it is usually given for All Saints Day (Nov. 1). This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1856 edition … Continue reading

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