Category Archives: John Athelstan Riley

What Sweet Of Life Endureth

This hymn is a translation of a troparion from the Byzantine Funeral Liturgy (Kedeia) in the Euchologion. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn … Continue reading

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O Food Of Men Wayfaring

This is a 17th century Eucharistic hymn. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for Holy Communion (At the Communion): O Food of men … Continue reading

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Christ, The Fair Glory Of The Holy Angels

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Michael as well as Vespers in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. On the Feast of St. Raphael, its first verse and the last three verses are used … Continue reading

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Saints Of God! Lo, Jesu’s People

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for the Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Aug. 24): Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people Age to … Continue reading

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Another Year Completed

This hymn is a partial translation of a lengthy Latin hymn originally written for the feast of St. Felix of Nola. This translation was done for The English Hymnal as a hymn for a Patronal Festival. This is the original … Continue reading

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The Praises Of That Saint We Sing

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds in the Common of Holy Women in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, it is used for Vespers for the same Office.  This is the original text of … 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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