Category Archives: Non-English Hymns

When Morning Gilds The Skies

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Formby’s Catholic Hymns (1853) where it is listed under the header “May Jesus Christ Be Praised”: When morning gilds the skies, My heart awaking cries, May Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Russian Contakion Of The Departed

This hymn comes from the Great Euchologion (Euchologion Mega) of the Byzantine liturgy and is used for prayers for the departed. This is the the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Give rest, … Continue reading

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Good Friday: The Reproaches (The English Hymnal)

This is based on the Reproaches/Improperia for the Good Friday Liturgy in the Roman Missal sung during Adoration of the Cross. It is not a full translation. See notes below. This is the original text of this hymn as it … Continue reading

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Ecce Lignum Crucis

This verse and response is sung during the Good Friday Liturgy during the Adoration of the Cross. This is the first musical portion of that segment of the liturgy, followed by the Reproaches (Lat. “Improperia). This is the text as … Continue reading

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Improperia

These are the Reproaches – in Latin Improperia – for the Good Friday Liturgy. These are sung during the Adoration of the Cross after the Ecce Lignum Crucis and before Crux Fidelis/Pange Lingua Gloriosi Lauream. This is the text of … Continue reading

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The World Is Very Evil

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed under General Hymns: The world is very evil; The times are waxing late; Be sober and keep vigil, The Judge is at … Continue reading

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Hora Novissima

This hymn is taken from a larger poem entitled “De Contemptu Mundi.” This is the text of this hymn as it appears in an 1864 edition of “The Rhythm of Bernard de Morlaix, Monk of Cluny, on the Celestial Country.: … Continue reading

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