Category Archives: John Mason Neale

Jesu, The Virgins’ Crown, Do Thou

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds in the Common of a Virgins in the Both Forms of the Roman Breviary (Though in the Ordinary Form it’s use for Lauds is for Multiple Virgins only). It was also used for Lauds … Continue reading

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O God, Thy Soldiers’ Great Reward

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins on feasts of one Martyr in the Commons of the Saints for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary.  In the Ordinary Form, it is used for II Vespers on feasts of … Continue reading

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The Great Forerunner Of The Morn

This is a hymn for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The great forerunner of the Morn, The herald of the Word, is … Continue reading

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O Lord Of Hosts, Whose Glory Fills

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Lord of Hosts, Whose Glory fills The bounds of the eternal hills, And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands, To dwell in temples made … Continue reading

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The Earth, O Lord, Is One Wide Field

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The earth, O Lord, is one wide field Of all Thy chosen seed; The crop prepared its fruit to yield; The labourers few indeed. Therefore we come … Continue reading

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Christ Is Gone Up; Yet Ere He Passed

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Christ is gone up; yet ere He passed From earth, in heaven to reign, He formed one holy Church, to last Till He should come again. His … Continue reading

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The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

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