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

Dear Husband Of Mary! Dear Nurse Of Her Child!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Patronage of St. Joseph in that hymnal: Dear Husband of Mary! dear Nurse of her Child! Life’s ways are … Continue reading

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Viva! Viva! Gesù! Che Per Mio Bene

Viva! Viva! Gesù! che per mio bene Tutto il sangue verso dalle sue vene. Il sangue di Gesù fu la mia vita; Benedetta la Sua bontà infinita. Questo sangue in eterno sia lodato, Che dall’ inferno il mondo ha riscattato. … Continue reading

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Hail, Jesus! Hail! Who For My Sake

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Precious Blood in that hymnal: Hail, Jesus! Hail! who for my sake Sweet Blood from Mary’s veins didst … Continue reading

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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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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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