Category Archives: Advent

To Conquer And To Save, The Son Of God

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 originally written for use on the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sunday. Note: The subject … Continue reading

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Great God Of Hosts! Come Down In Thy Glory!

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 originally written for use on the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday. Note: The subject … Continue reading

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Hark! A Glad Voice The Lonely Desert Cheers!

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It is listed for use on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Sunday in that hymnal. *Note: The … Continue reading

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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 is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Immaculate Conception in that hymnal. It appears under the same title in Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 … 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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