Category Archives: Saints of the Church (Canonized or Beatified)

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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Præcursor Altus Luminis

This is the full text of this hymn from The Complete Works of Venerable Bede. It is a hymn for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Præcursor altus luminis, Et præco verbi nascitur, Lætare, cor fidelium, Lucemque gaudens accipe. … Continue reading

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God Eternal, Lord Of All

This hymn is a translations/paraphrase of the Te Deum,  the great hymn of praise and thanksgiving of the Church. It has been attributed alternately to Nicetas of Remesiana and St. Ambrose. This is the full, original text as far as … Continue reading

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Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, Thee, Who in Thy Sacrament dost deign to be ; Both flesh and spirit at Thy Presence fail, Yet here Thy Presence we devoutly hail … Continue reading

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Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling

This hymn is one of the most beloved of the Church. It is used as the hymn for I & II Vespers on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in The Roman & Paris Breviaries. It is used for Matins on … 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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Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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