Category Archives: Penitential Hymns

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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Oh King Of Earth And Air And Sea!

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 Fourth Sunday in Lent. Oh King of earth … Continue reading

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Oh Help Us Lord ! Each Hour of need

This is the text as it originally appeared in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year. This hymn was written for the Second Sunday in Lent. Oh help us Lord! each hour of need Thy Heavenly … Continue reading

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Nox Atra Rerum Contegit

This hymn is the hymn for Matins on Thursdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary Form, this hymn is used for the hymn for Office of Readings on Thursdays of Weeks I & III of Ordinary … Continue reading

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The Pall Of Night O’ershades The Earth

This hymn is the hymn for Matins on Thursdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary Form, this hymn is used for the hymn for Office of Readings on Thursdays of Weeks I & III of Ordinary … Continue reading

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God Of Mercy And Compassion

God of mercy and compassion, Look with pity upon me, Father, let me call Thee Father, ‘Tis Thy child returns to Thee. Refrain: Jesus, Lord, I ask for mercy; Let me not implore in vain; All my sins, I now … Continue reading

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Ye Sons Of Adam Vain And Young

Ye sons of Adam, vain and young, Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue, Taste the delights your souls desire, And give a loose to all your fire; Pursue the pleasures you design, And cheer your hearts with songs and wine; … Continue reading

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