Category Archives: Advent

O Mother! I Could Weep For Mirth

This hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “Immaculate! Immaculate!” It is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. O Mother! I could weep for mirth, Joy fills my heart … Continue reading

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The Day, The Happy Day, Is Dawning

This hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “Sine Labe Originali Concepta.” It is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The day, the happy day, is dawning, The glorious … Continue reading

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O Purest Of Creatures! Sweet Mother! Sweet Maid

This hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “The Immaculate Conception.” O purest of creatures! sweet Mother! sweet Maid The one spotless womb wherein Jesus was laid! Dark night hath come down … Continue reading

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The Stars Retire, When First The Sun

This is the original text of this hymn from Fr. Oakley’s Lyra Liturgica (1865). It is listed in that hymnal under the heading “Stella Matutina.” The content of the hymn focuses on the feasts falling during Advent and the role … Continue reading

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Thy Peerless Privilege, O Mother-Maid

This is the original text of this hymn from Fr. Oakley’s Lyra Liturgica (1865). It is listed in that hymnal under the heading “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: The Patroness of the Two Advents”: Thy peerless privilege, O Mother-Maid, … Continue reading

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Tanta Quæ Virtus Tua Nicolæ

This hymn was written for the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra (Dec. 6). This is the full, original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymni Sacri et Novi (1689). Tanta quæ virtus tua, Nicolæ, Transtulit nomen geminos … Continue reading

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Oíd La Voz Sonora Que Severa

Este himno se canta en laudes en el tiempo de Adviento en el Breviario Romano y en el Breviario Sarum. Oíd la voz sonora que severa La obscuridad reprehende del pecado: Sea lexos el sueño desterrado, Que Jesus resplandece en … Continue reading

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