Category Archives: The Church Year

Behold The Messengers Of Christ

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feasts of St. Mark and St. Luke in the Paris Breviary (1736). Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae has it listed for the same hours as the Common of … Continue reading

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Who Are These Like Stars Appearing

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Who are these like stars appearing, These, before God’s Throne who stand? Each a golden crown is wearing, Who are all this glorious band? Alleluia!—hark, … Continue reading

Posted in All Saints (November 1), English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Frances Elizabeth Cox, Holy Mother Church, Hymns By The Greats, Major Feasts, Non-English Hymns, The Church Triumphant/The Heavenly Jerusalem, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wer Sind Die Vor Gottes Throne?

This hymn has a complex history and has been altered many times in the German language over the centuries. This is the oldest and most complete text I have been able to track down. It comes from the 1752 hymnal … Continue reading

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By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for the First Sunday after Epiphany. By cool Siloam’s shady rill … Continue reading

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Abash’d Be All The Boast Of Age!

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 used in that hymnal for the First Sunday after Epiphany. Abash’d be all the … Continue reading

Posted in 5. The Finding of the Lord in the Temple, Hymns By The Greats, Ordinary Time, Reginald Heber, The Church Year, The Holy Rosary, The Joyful Mysteries, Weeks After Epiphany (EF) | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

They Come, God’s Messengers Of Love

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): They come, God’s Messengers of Love, They come from Realms of peace above, From Homes of never-fading Light, From blissful Mansions ever bright. They … Continue reading

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Praise To God Who Reigns Above

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Praise to God Who reigns above, Binding earth and heaven in Love; All the armies of the sky Worship His dread Sovereignty. Seraphim His … Continue reading

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