Category Archives: St. Ambrose

Grates Tibi Iesu Novas

This hymn is used for Vespers & Lauds for the Feast of Saints Gervase and Protase, Martyrs (June 19) in the Mozarabic Breviary. Grates tibi Iesu novas, Novo reperto munere, Protasio et Gervasio Martyribus inventis, cano. Piæ latebant hostiæ, Sed … Continue reading

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Iam Surgit Hora Tertia

This hymn is used as a hymn for Terce during Easter in the Minor Offices of the Mozarabic Breviary.  Iam surgit, hora Tertia, Et nos intenti currimus, Psallendi opus implemus: Christum laudemus Dominum. Hora quoque iam Tertia Christus cruce suspensus … Continue reading

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Fit Porta Christi Pervia

This hymn appears in the old Hymnarium for the cycle of the year in the Mozarabic Breviary. It is difficult to make sense of exactly what the Latin rubrics are saying – above it in mentions a ‘hymn of the … Continue reading

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Hic Est Dies Verus Dei

This hymn was used for Vespers & Lauds on Easter Sunday and all the weekdays of the Easter Season in the Mozarabic Breviary. It was also used for Lauds on the Octave of Easter and Sundays III, IV, V & … 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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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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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. In the Mozarabic Breviary, it is used as a hymn for First Vigil on Sundays … Continue reading

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