Category Archives: Holy Mother Church

Christ Is Our Corner-Stone, On Him Alone We Build

This hymn is used for Lauds in the Common of the Dedication of a Church in both Forms. It was used for Nocturns for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Paris Breviary of 1736. This is the … Continue reading

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O City Of Our God, Jerusalem The Blest!

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Extraordinary Form and for Vespers of the same Office in the Ordinary Form. It was used for Vespers I for the … Continue reading

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Spouse Of Christ, To Whom ‘Tis Given

This hymn comes from the 1665 Paris Missal for All Saints Day. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Spouse of Christ, to whom ’tis given, For thy Lord to strive … Continue reading

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From Highest Heav’n, The Father’s Son

This hymn is used for Lauds in the Common of the Dedication of a Church in both Forms.  From highest Heav’n, the Father’s Son. Descending like that mystic stone Cut from a mountain without hands, Came down below, and fill’d … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, Thou City Blest!

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Extraordinary Form and for Vespers of the same Office in the Ordinary Form.  Jerusalem, thou City blest! Dear vision of celestial … Continue reading

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Urbs Ierusalem Beata

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and for Vespers of the same Office in the Ordinary Form. Fr. Britt indicates this … Continue reading

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Noi Vogliam Dio, Vergin Maria

This traditional Italian folk hymn to Our Lady was the national anthem for the Papal States in the 19th Century until 1857. It remains associated with the Pope and the Apostolic See. Noi vogliam Dio, Vergin Maria, benigna ascolta il … Continue reading

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