Category Archives: Sequences

Come, Holy Spirit! From The Height

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost. This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for Veni Sancte Spiritus in that hymnal: Come, Holy Spirit! from the height … Continue reading

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Come Pure Hearts, In Sweetest Measures

This text is a partial translation/paraphrase of, Iucundare, Plebs Fidelis, a medieval sequence for feasts of Evangelists. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Come pure hearts, in sweetest measures Sing … Continue reading

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Iucundare, Plebs Fidelis

This is a medieval sequence hymn for feasts of the Evangelists. This is the text as it appears in the book “Sacred Latin Poetry: Chiefly Lyrical, Selected and Arranged for Use” by Richard Chenevix Trench (1874): Iucundare, plebs fidelis, Cuius … Continue reading

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The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

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Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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Lætabundus Exultet Fidelis Chorus

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feasts of the Purification, … Continue reading

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Altissima Providente

This hymn is a medieval sequence hymn used for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21). From what I can ascertain it was widely used in different late medieval Missals. It was used for this … Continue reading

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