Category Archives: Hymns I Wrote

Oh Holy Babe Our Prayers Receive

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays From Christmas Eve to the Feast of the Presentation in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Whither Dost Thou Hasten

I composed this hymn with the Second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary (the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in mind. Whither dost thou hasten, Virgin Lady Fair? “For to see my cousin In yon southern hills. Lo! she … Continue reading

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Rejoice! The Good News Soundeth Forth

I wrote this hymn with the Third Luminous Mystery of the Holy Rosary (The Proclamation of the Kingdom) in mind. Rejoice! the Good News soundeth forth In all the towns of Galilee: “God’s Kingdom hath indeed drawn nigh; Repent, therefore, … Continue reading

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All Hail Victorious Lady

I composed this hymn to Our Lady under her title Our Lady of Victory, to which I have a particular devotion. All hail victorious Lady, Our Mother and our Queen, Unfailing Help of Christians, And Virgin most serene. From age … Continue reading

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Behold The Savior Goeth Forth

I composed this hymn specifically with the 4th Sorrowful Mystery of the Holy Rosary in mind. Behold the Savior goeth forth Along the road to Golgotha; Upon His back He bears the Cross, By all man’s sin and shame weighed … Continue reading

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To God Almighty I Confess

To God Almighty I confess, To Ever-Virgin Mary Blest, Saint Michael, and the Baptist, John, To Peter, Paul and all the Saints That greatly have I sinn’d and err’d By deed and sloth, by thought and word. Refrain: By my … Continue reading

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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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