Category Archives: John Mason Neale

Alleluia, Songs Of Gladness

John Chandler assigns this text to the season before Lent, although some places seem to see it as a text for Christmas.  Alleluia, song of gladness, Voice of joy that cannot die; Alleluia is the anthem Ever dear to choirs … Continue reading

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O God Of All The Strength And Power

This hymn is used for None on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form. This is the text as it appears in Hymns Ancient & Modern 1867 edition: O God, of all the strength … Continue reading

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O God Of Truth, O Lord Of Might

This hymn is used for Sext on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form. O God of truth, O Lord of might, Who orderest time and change aright, Brightening the morn with golden gleams, … Continue reading

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The God Whom Earth, And Sea, And Sky

This hymn is used for Matins for Marian feasts throughout the year in the Common of Saints for the BVM in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Office of Readings in the Commons for the BVM in the Ordinary … Continue reading

Posted in 1. The Annunciation, Commons of the Saints, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Hymns By The Greats, John Mason Neale, Little Office of the BVM, Matins/Office of Readings, Non-English Hymns, Roman Breviary, Saints of the Church (Canonized or Beatified), St. Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Communion of Saints, The Devotional Offices, The Holy Rosary, The Joyful Mysteries | 1 Comment

Gabriel’s Message Does Away

Gabriel’s message does away Satan’s curse and Satan’s sway; This was wrought by Christmas day: Therefore sing—Glory to the infant King! He that comes despised shall reign; He that cannot die, be slain; Death by death its death shall gain: … Continue reading

Posted in 3. The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Authorship Debated, Unknown, To Be Determined, Christmas, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Hymns By The Greats, John Mason Neale, Non-English Hymns, The Church Year, The Holy Rosary, The Joyful Mysteries | 1 Comment

Gabriel From The Heaven Descending

Gabriel, from the Heaven descending, On the faithful Word attending, Is in holy converse blending With the virgin full of grace: That good word and sweet he plighteth In the bosom where it lighteth, And for Eva Ave writeth, Changing … Continue reading

Posted in 1. The Annunciation, Adam of St. Victor, Advent, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Hymns By The Greats, John Mason Neale, Major Feasts, Non-English Hymns, The Annunciation (March 25), The Church Year, The Holy Rosary, The Joyful Mysteries | 1 Comment

The Cloud Of Night Is Past Away

The cloud of night is past away: Mary, rejoice, rejoice, to-day! Alleluia. He That abhorred not thy womb Hath risen victorious from the tomb. Alleluia. The dart of death is knapped in twain: At Jesu’s feet death’s self lies slain. … Continue reading

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