Category Archives: Penitential Hymns

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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With Broken Heart And Contrite Sigh

With broken heart and contrite sigh, A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry; Thy pardoning grace is rich and free: O God, be merciful to me. I smite upon my troubled breast, With deep and conscious guilt oppressed, Christ and His … Continue reading

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This Solemn Fast The Fathers Saw

This hymn was used for Nocturns on Sundays and Weekdays during Lent from Ash Wednesday to Passion Sunday in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. This … Continue reading

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Thou, Great Creator, Art Possessed

This hymn was used for Saturday Vespers (Sunday Vespers I) from the Saturday before Septuagesima until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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