Category Archives: The Cross

Oh More Than Merciful! Whose Bounty Gave

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was originally written for use on the Third Sunday in Lent. Oh more than merciful! … Continue reading

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Au Sang Qu’Un Dieu Va Répandre

Au sang qu’un Dieu va répandre, Ah! mêlez du moins vos pleurs, Chrétiens, qui venez entendre Le récit de ses douleurs. Puisque c’est pour vos offenses Que ce Dieu souffre aujourd’hui, Animés par ses souffrances, Vivez et mourez pour lui. Dans un jardin solitaire Il … Continue reading

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Sing, My Tongue, The Saviour’s Glory

Fr. Caswall indicates in the Lyra Catholica that this hymn is for Passion Sunday Matins and Lauds as well as Good Friday liturgy (see notes in asterisks below). He also indicates that this is also used for Vespers on Friday … Continue reading

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Pange Lingua Gloriosi Prœlium Certaminis

Fr. Caswall indicates in the Lyra Catholica that this hymn is for Passion Sunday Matins and Lauds as well as Good Friday liturgy (see notes in Fr. Caswall’s translation – the second one listed at the bottom of this page). … Continue reading

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Forth Comes The Standard Of The King

Fr. Caswall indicates in the Lyra Catholica that this hymn is for Passion Sunday Vespers. He also indicates that this is also used for Vespers on Friday after the Third Sunday in Lent for the Passion Offices in honor of … Continue reading

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Vexilla Regis Prodeunt

Vexilla Regis prodeunt; fulget Crucis mysterium, quo carne carnis conditor suspensus est patibulo. Confixa clavis viscera tendens manus, vestigia, redemptionis gratia hic immolata est hostia. Quo vulneratus insuper mucrone diro lanceae, ut nos lavaret crimine, manavit unda et sanguine. Impleta … Continue reading

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At The Cross Her Station Keeping

*At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last: Through her heart, his sorrow sharing, All his bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword has pass’d. Oh, how sad and sore … Continue reading

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