Category Archives: English Translation Needed

Spouse Of Christ, To Whom ‘Tis Given

This hymn comes from the 1665 Paris Missal for All Saints Day. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Spouse of Christ, to whom ’tis given, For thy Lord to strive … Continue reading

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Behold the Bridegroom Cometh

This hymn is from the night prayer – the Akolouthia Tou Mesonyktikou – of the Greek Orthodox Church: Behold the Bridegroom cometh in The middle of the night, And blest is he whose loins are girt, Whose lamp is burning … Continue reading

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Alma Parens, Omni Carens

This hymn is used for Lauds in the Office of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Alma Parens, omni carens Corruptelæ macula, Quam elegit qui confregit Diræ mortis vincula. Clemens! præsta, ut, qui festa Tua gaudent colere, Gratulentur et lætentur, Veræ lucis … Continue reading

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Solis O Virgo Radiis Amicta

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form. Solis, o Virgo, radiis amicta, Bis caput senis redimita stellis, Luna cui præbet pedibus scabellum Inclita fulges. Mortis, inferni … Continue reading

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Surge! Iam Terris Fera

This hymn is used for Matins on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form. Surge! Iam terris fera bruma cessit, Ridet in pratis decus omne florum, Alma quæ Vitæ Genitrix fuisti, Surge, Maria! … Continue reading

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O Prima, Virgo, Prodita

This hymn is used for I Vespers on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form. O Prima, Virgo, prodita E Conditoris spiritu, Prædestinata Altissimi Gestare in alvo Filium; Tu perpes hostis femina Prænuntiata … Continue reading

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Placare, Christe, Servulis (Nobis)

This is the hymn for Lauds on the Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel and the Feast of St. Gabriel in the Extraordinary Form. Placare, Christe, servulis, Quibus Patris clementiam Tuæ ad tribunal gratiæ Patrona Virgo postulat. Nobis adesto Archangele, … Continue reading

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