Category Archives: Hymns By The Greats

Son Of A Virgin, Maker Of Thy Mother

This hymn is used for Matins in the Common of Virgins in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Breviary. The whole hymn is used for Virgin Martyrs, verses 1, 4 & 5 are used for a Virgin who is not a Martyr … Continue reading

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Drop Down Ye Heavens From Above

This is the traditional Advent Prose. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) were it is listed as an Advent prose: Antiphon: Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the … Continue reading

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He Whose Confession God Of Old Accepted

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins in the Common of a Confessor and Bishop as well as of a Confessor who is not a Bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, it … Continue reading

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Come Let Us Join The Church Above

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for Martyrs’ feast days: Come, let us join the Church above The Martyr’s praise to sing, That … Continue reading

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Blest Martyr, Let Thy Triumph-Day

This hymn is a partial translation of a hymn used for Lauds for the Feast of Saint Vincent the Levite [of Saragossa], martyr (January 22) in the Mozarabic Breviary. It is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds in … Continue reading

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O Glorious King Of Martyr Hosts

This hymn is used for Lauds on feasts of more than one Martyr in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and Office of Readings on the same type of feast in the Ordinary Form. It was also used for Lauds … Continue reading

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Martyr Of God, Whose Strength Was Steeled

This hymn is used for Lauds on feasts of one Martyr in the Common of the Saints for both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It was used for Vespers I and Matins in the Common for one Martyr in the … Continue reading

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