Category Archives: Holy Mother Church

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 and for Vespers of the same Office in the Ordinary Form. Fr. Britt indicates this hymn continues as Angularis … 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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Only Begotten, Word of God Eternal

Only begotten, Word of God eternal, Lord of creation, merciful and mighty, List to Thy servants, when their tuneful voices Rise to Thy presence. Thus in our solemn feast of dedication, Graced with returning rites of due devotion, Ever Thy … Continue reading

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Long Live The Pope!

Long live the Pope! His praises sound Again and yet again: His rule is over space and time; His throne the hearts of men: All hail! the Shepherd King of Rome, The theme of loving song: Let all the earth … Continue reading

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Not Here As To The Prophet’s Eye

Not here, as to the prophet’s eye, The Lord upon His throne appears; Nor seraphim responsive cry, “Holy! thrice holy!” in our ears: Yet God is present in this place, Veiled in serener majesty; So full of glory, truth and … Continue reading

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