Category Archives: Sequences

Day Of Wrath And Doom Impending

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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Nigher Still, And Still More Nigh

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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Sion Lift Thy Voice And Sing

This is the Sequence hymn for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi: Sion, lift thy voice, and sing; Praise thy Saviour and thy King; Praise with hymns thy Shepherd true: Strive thy best to praise Him well; Yet doth He all … Continue reading

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

This is the Sequence hymn for Pentecost: Veni Sancte Spiritus, Et emitte coelitus Lucis Tuae Radium. Veni Pater pauperum, Veni Dator munerum, Veni Lumen cordium. Consolator optime, Dulcis Hospes animae, Dulce Refrigerium. In labore Requies, In aestu Temperies, In fletu … Continue reading

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Forth To The Paschal Victim

This is the Easter Sequence. Forth to the paschal Victim, Christians, bring Your sacrifice of praise: The Lamb redeems the sheep; And Christ, the Sinless One, Hath to the Father sinners reconcil’d. Together, Death and Life In a strange conflict … Continue reading

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At The Cross Her Station Keeping

*At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last: Through her heart, his sorrow sharing, All his bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword has pass’d. Oh, how sad and sore … Continue reading

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This Day Let Solemn Strains

Today being the feast of St. Thomas Becket, here is the sequence hymn for his feast from the Sarum Missal: This day let solemn strains Resound on earth below, And o’er the Martyr’s palm Triumph the heavenly host. What do … Continue reading

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