Category Archives: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

O Sacred Head Surrounded

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Sacred Head, surrounded By crown of piercing thorn! O bleeding Head, so wounded, Reviled, and put to scorn! Death’s pallid hue comes o’er Thee, The glow … Continue reading

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Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet!

This hymn is used on The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus/Sweetest Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and the Sarum Breviary for Vespers and Matins respectively.  This is the text as it … Continue reading

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Iesu Dulcis Memoria (Entire)

This is the entire text of the hymn Iesu Dulcis Memoria. Iesu dulcis memoria, Dans vera cordi gaudia: Sed super mel et omnia Eius dulcis præsentia. Nil canitur suavius, Nil auditur iucundius, Nil cogitatur dulcius, Quam Iesus Dei Filius. Iesus, … Continue reading

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Lætabundus Exultet Fidelis Chorus

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feasts of the Purification, … Continue reading

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Iesu Dulcedo Cordium

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Iesu, dulcedo cordium! Fons vivus, lumen mentium, Excedens omne gaudium, Et omne desiderium. Mane nobiscum, Domine; Et … Continue reading

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Light Of The Soul, O Saviour Blest!

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