Category Archives: Edward Caswall

Lyra Catholica

I’m happy to announce that the complete original text of Fr. Edward Caswall’s Lyra Catholic, 1849 edition, along with all of the original Latin texts are now up on this site. The complete table of contents for Lyra Catholica may … Continue reading

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Again The Sunday Morn

This hymn was used for Lauds on Sunday in the Paris Breviary. Again the Sunday morn Calls us to prayer and praise; Waking our hearts to gratitude With its enlivening rays. But Christ yet brighter shone, Quenching the morning beam; … Continue reading

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An Exile For The Faith

This is a hymn for the Feast of St. John the Evangelist. An exile for the Faith Of thy Incarnate Lord, Beyond the stars,—beyond all space, Thy soul unprison’d soar’d: There saw in glory Him Who liveth, and was dead; … Continue reading

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The Life Which God’s Incarnate Word

This hymn was used for the Feast of St. John the Evangelist in the Cluniac Breviary. The life which God’s Incarnate Word Liv’d here below with men, Three blest Evangelists record, With Heav’n-inspired pen: John penetrates on eagle wing The … Continue reading

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O Captain Of The Martyr Host!

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary. O Captain of the Martyr Host! O peerless in renown! Not from the fading flowers of earth Weave we for thee a crown. The … Continue reading

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O Jesu! Our Redemption!

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast. O Jesu! our Redemption! Lov’d and desired with tears! … Continue reading

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Wars And Tumults Fill The Earth

According to Fr. Caswall, this comes from the Responsory of St. Pius V. An indulgence was attached to its recitation by His Holiness, Pope Pius VII in 1801. Wars and tumults fill the earth; Men the fear of God despise; … Continue reading

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