Category Archives: Hymns I Wrote

Midnight Ye Christians

Have had this translation in mind in some form another since my French class in high school and finally decided to sit down and commit it to paper today. This is more literal, though still poetic, translation of Placide Cappeau’s … Continue reading

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Lo! On This Day In Flesh Appears

I know it’s the wrong season, however I was inspired today to write a hymn for Christmas. It is based off Genesis 3:15 and John 1. Lo! on this day in flesh appears The Savior promised from of old: Both … Continue reading

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Boldly Spake The Virgin Pure

Boldly spake the Virgin pure, Knowing her own chastity, Unto Holy Gabriel: “Dark thy saying is to me. How, O Angel, can this be, This begetting without seed?” Longing deeply now to know That which man’s mind cannot grasp, Blessèd … Continue reading

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Immaculate and Glorious Virgin

Here’s a hymn I wrote for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady: Immaculate and Glorious Virgin! Thee we sing, Great Mother of God! Thou on this day to heav’n wast taken When thou thy path on earth hadst … Continue reading

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Three Days Missing In The Temple

Three days missing, in the Temple, Jesus Christ at last is found, Asking questions to the teachers With a wisdom which astounds. He comes unto His Father’s House, God and Man – a Child of twelve – Speaking with great … Continue reading

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Lo! From The Mighty Tree Of Life

Here is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday which I wrote: Lo! From the Mighty Tree of Life Saint Joseph took Thee down. Thee, Lord of Life, all cold in death, He in fine linens … Continue reading

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O Great And Holy Sabbath

Here is a hymn I wrote today for Holy Saturday. I also tried my hand at writing the melody for it. Unfortunately, I do not seem to be able to upload the MIDI file I created: O Great and Holy … Continue reading

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