Category Archives: St. Ambrose

Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies

This is an ancient Compline hymn for Lent sometimes attributed to St. Ambrose. This hymn was used for Compline during Lent in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Sarum Breviary: Christe qui lux es … Continue reading

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Deus Creator Omnium

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I of Sunday (Saturday Evening) in the Sarum Breviary during the weeks following Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in the Sarum Breviary: Deus Creator omnium Polique Rector, vestiens … Continue reading

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This Holy Morn, So Fair And Bright

This hymn is  used for Lauds in Eastertide from Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) until Ascension in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive … Continue reading

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Almighty God Thy Throne Above

This hymn is used for None on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Oh God Of Truth Almighty Lord

This hymn is used for Sext on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Blest Spirit One With God Above

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Veni Redemptor Gentium

This hymn and its English translations have tended, at least recently, to be sung during Advent. It is used for Office of Readings for Advent after December 16th in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. However, the Sarum Breviary … Continue reading

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