Category Archives: Advent

Silence, Strange Sounds Are In The Earth

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Advent. The Warning and the Invitation.” Silence, strange sounds are in the earth Of mysteries … Continue reading

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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

This hymn is based on the great “O Antiphons” of Advent from the Breviary. Veni, veni, Emmanuel Captivum solve Israel, Qui gemit in exsilio, Privatus Dei Filio. Refrain: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel, Nascetur pro te Israel! Veni, O Sapientia, Quæ hic … Continue reading

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The Lord Will Come! The Earth Shall Quake

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 originally written for use on the Second Sunday in Advent. The Lord will come! the … Continue reading

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The Lord Of Might, From Sinai’s Brow

This is the text as it originally appeared in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year. This hymn was written for the Sixth Sunday in Lent/Palm Sunday. Despite having been written for Lent, the hymn is appropriate … Continue reading

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Vox Clara Ecce Intonat

This hymn is used for Lauds on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms. Vox clara ecce intonat, Obscura quaeque increpat: Procul fugentur somnia; Ab aethere Christus promicat. Mens iam resurgat torpida Quae sorde exstat saucia; … Continue reading

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Hark! An Awful Voice Is Sounding

This hymn is used for Lauds on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms. Hark! an awful voice is sounding; “Christ is nigh!” it seems to say; “Cast away the dreams of darkness, O ye children of … Continue reading

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Verbum Supernum… A Patre

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms. Verbum supernum prodiens A Patre lumen exiens, Qui natus orbi subvenis Cursu declivi temporis: Illumina nunc pectora Tuoque amore concrema; … Continue reading

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