Category Archives: Original Language Text Needed

Sun Of My Soul! Thou Saviour Dear

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1867 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern. Several verses are omitted from this version, and I will include them once I am able to find them. Sun of … Continue reading

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Quicumque Christum Quæritis

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins on the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary Form, an alternate version of this hymn is used for Lauds on Epiphany. Quicumque Christum quæritis, Oculos in altum … Continue reading

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Iesu Salvator Sæculi

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of All Saints in the both Forms. *Iesu Salvator sæculi, Redemptis ope subveni: Et pia Dei genetrix Salutem posce miseris. Cœtus omnes Angelici, Patriarcharum cunei, Et Prophetarum merita Nobis precentur veniam. … Continue reading

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Laßt Uns Erfreuen Herzlich Sehr

This is a German Easter hymn whose tune is used with the well-known English hymns “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones.” I am unsure if this is the original text of the … Continue reading

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Ales Diei Nuntius

This hymn is used for Lauds on Tuesdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Office of Readings on Thursdays of Weeks II & IV during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form. Ales diei nuntius Lucem … Continue reading

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Are Thy Toils and Woes Increasing?

Are thy toils and woes increasing? Are the Foe’s attacks unceasing? Look with Faith unclouded, Gaze with eyes unshrouded, On the Cross! Dost thou fear that strictest trial? Tremblest thou at Christ’s denial? Never rest without it, – Clasp thine … Continue reading

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Fierce Was The Wild Billow

Fierce was the wild billow, dark was the night; Oars labored heavily, foam glimmered white. Trembled the mariners; peril was nigh: Then said the God of God, “Peace! it is I.” Ridge of the mountain-wave, lower thy crest! Wail of … Continue reading

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