Category Archives: Hymns By The Greats

The Lord My Maker, Forming Me of Clay

This hymn is a translation of the stichera for the First Vespers of Cheesefare Sunday (Quinquagesima). Dr. Neale entitles it “Adam’s Complaint.” Here is the original text as it appears in the first edition of Hymns of the Eastern Church … Continue reading

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Hither, And With One Accord

This hymn is a translation of the stichera for the Friday of Tyrophagus/Tyrini, known in English as Cheesefare week (Quinquagesima) according to Dr. Neale. Greek liturgical texts list these as the stichera for Vespers at the beginning of Saturday – … Continue reading

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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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Christian! Dost Thou See Them

According to Dr. Neale, this hymn comes from the Stichera for the Second Week of the Great Fast (Lent) in the Triodion. See notes below on the Greek text. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears … Continue reading

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Now Is The Healing Time Decreed

This hymn was used for Vespers 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 in that … Continue reading

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O Kind Creator, Bow Thine Ear

This hymn is used for Vespers on Sundays and Weekdays in Lent from the First Sunday in Lent through Passion Sunday in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It is used for Vespers on Sundays in Lent until Holy … Continue reading

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Maker Of Earth, To Thee Alone

This hymn was used for Saturday Vespers (Sunday Vespers I) from the Saturday before Septuagesima until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). It … Continue reading

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