Category Archives: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Light Of The Soul, O Saviour Blest!

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Extraordinary Form. Light of the soul, O Saviour blest! Soon as thy presence fills the breast, Darkness and guilt are put to flight, And all is … Continue reading

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Amor Iesu Dulcissime

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Extraordinary Form. It is a cento of Iesu Dulcis Memoria. Here is the text of the hymn as it appeared in the 1604 recension of the … Continue reading

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Iesu Dulcis Memoria

This hymn is used on The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form. Part I is used for Vespers, Part II for Matins, and Part III for Lauds. Pars I Iesu, dulcis memoria, Dans vera … Continue reading

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O Jesu! Thou The Beauty Art

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form. O Jesu! Thou the beauty art Of angel worlds above; Thy Name is music to the heart, Enchanting it with … Continue reading

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O Jesu! King Most Wonderful

This hymn is sung for Matins on the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form. O Jesu! King most wonderful! Thou Conqueror renown’d! Thou Sweetness most ineffable! In whom all joys are found! When once … Continue reading

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Jesu! The Very Thought Of Thee

This hymn is sung for Vespers on the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form. Jesu! the very thought of Thee With sweetness fills my breast; But sweeter far thy face to see, And in … Continue reading

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Summi Regis Cor Aveto

This hymn forms part VI of the poem “Salve Mundi Salutare” and is dedicated to the Heart of Jesus. Traditionally this hymn has been attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, although more recently it has been attributed to Arnulph of … Continue reading

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