Category Archives: Advent

The Maker Of The Sun And Moon

This hymn was written for Christmas Eve and first appeared in The English Hymnal. This is the original text as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): The Maker of the sun and moon, The Maker of our earth, Lo! … Continue reading

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When Came In Flesh The Incarnate Word

This hymn is listed for Advent in The English Hymnal. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): When came in flesh the incarnate Word, The heedless world slept on, And only simple … Continue reading

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The Advent Of Our God (Packer)

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns (Matins) during Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the original text as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): The advent of our God With eager prayers we … Continue reading

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Saviour Eternal!

This was the sequence hymn for the First Sunday of Advent in the Sarum Missal. This is the text as  it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Saviour eternal! Health and life of the world unfailing, Light everlasting! And in … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! (Lacey)

This hymn is based on the great “O Antiphons” of Advent from the Breviary. O come, O come, Emmanuel! Redeem thy captive Israel, That into exile drear is gone Far from the face of God’s dear Son. Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! … Continue reading

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High Word Of God, Who Once Didst Come

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. It is used for Vespers on Mondays I, V & … Continue reading

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To The Virgin He Sends

This hymn is a medieval sequence hymn which was used for Advent and the Feast of the Annunciation (Mar. 25). In the Sarum Missal it was used for Masses of the Virgin Mary during Advent. This is the text of … Continue reading

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