Category Archives: Hymns By The Greats

Apostolorum Supparem

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the feast of St. Lawrence, Martyr (August 10) in the Ambrosian Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviaries of 1582 and 1830: Apostolorum … Continue reading

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There Is A Green Hill Far Away

This hymn was originally written for Cecil Frances Alexander’s 1848 hymnal “Hymns for Little Children” and is listed in the section on the Creed under the header “Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried.” It is listed in … Continue reading

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Victor, Nabor, Felix, Pii

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the feasts of St. Victor the Moor, martyr (May 8) and Sts. Nabor and Felix, martyrs (July 12) in the Ambrosian Breviary. Victor, Nabor, Felix, pii Mediolani martyres, … Continue reading

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Mysterium Ecclesiæ

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds on all of the major Marian feasts of the Ambrosian Breviary which are as follows: The Presentation of the BVM (Nov. 21), The Immaculate Conception of the BVM (Dec. … Continue reading

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Agnetis Almæ Virginis

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Feast of St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr (Jan. 21) in the Ambrosian Breviary. Agnetis almæ virginis Natalis est, quo spiritum Cælo refudit debitum, Pio sacrata sanguine. Matura martyrio fuit, Matura … Continue reading

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Iam Surgit Hora Tertia Qua Christus

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Solemnities of the Lord throughout the year in the Ambrosian Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviaries of 1582 and 1830: Iam surgit hora tertia Qua … Continue reading

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O Deus Ego Amo Te (Ignatius)

O Deus ego amo te, Nam prior tu amasti me, En libertate privo me Ut sponte vinctus sequar te. Nil suggerat memoria, Nisi de tua gloria, Nil intellectus sapiat, Præterquam ut te capiat. Protestor nihil velle me Nisi quod sciam … Continue reading

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