Category Archives: Penitential Hymns

When Our Heads Are Bow’d With Woe

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in Reginald Heber’s “Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year” in 1827. It was listed there for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. When our … Continue reading

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О Thou, From Whom All Goodness Flows

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): О Thou, from Whom all goodness flows, I lift my soul(1) to Thee In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes, Good(2) Lord, remember me. (3)If оn mу aching … Continue reading

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Sweet Saviour Bless Us Ere We Go

This is Fr. Faber’s full, original text from an 1852 edition of Jesus and Mary. It was Listed under “An Evening Hymn at the Oratory” in that hymnal: Sweet Saviour! bless us ere we go; Thy word into our minds … Continue reading

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O Lord, In Thee Is All My Trust

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. O Lord, in Thee is all my trust, Give ear unto my woful cry, Refuse not me that am unjust, But, … Continue reading

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Oh, That Day Of Wrath Dismaying

This is the traditional Sequence hymn for the Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form).In the Ordinary Form, it has been retained and sung optionally in three sections for Office of Readings, Lauds and Vespers during the weekdays of the 34th Week of … Continue reading

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Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways; Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. In simple trust like theirs who heard, Beside the Syrian sea, The gracious calling … Continue reading

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Depth Of Mercy! Can There Be

Depth of mercy! Can there be Mercy still reserved for me? Can my God His wrath forbear, Me, the chief of sinners, spare? I have long withstood His grace, Long provoked Him to His face, Would not hearken to His … Continue reading

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