Category Archives: Advent

Wherefore Dost Thou Longer Tarry

This is a hymn for Advent. This is the text as it appears in an 1868 edition of the Lyra Germanica under the heading “The heart longing for the inner Advent:” Wherefore dost Thou longer tarry, Blessed of the Lord, … Continue reading

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Warum Willst Du Draußen Stehen

This is a hymn for Advent: Warum willst du draußen stehen, Du Gesegneter des Herrn? Laß dir bei mir einzugehen Wohl gefallen, du mein Stern! Du, mein Jesu, meine Freud, Helfer in der rechten Zeit, Hilf, o Heiland, meinem Herzen … Continue reading

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The Great Advent Antiphons (The English Hymnal)

The following are the translations of the Great Advent Antiphons (The “O” Antiphons) as they appear in The English Hymnal (1906). Links to the original Latin text for each are included in the Latin title for each below: Dec. 16 … Continue reading

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Drop Down Ye Heavens From Above

This is the traditional Advent Prose. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) were it is listed as an Advent prose: Antiphon: Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the … Continue reading

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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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