Category Archives: Christmas

Sweet Babe, To Thee Shall Prayer Be Made

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 “The Adorable Sacrifice.” Sweet Babe, to Thee shall prayer be made, To Thee the daily … Continue reading

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Gold For The King Of Kings

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 “Carol for The Midnight Mass.” Gold for the King of Kings, A Monarch come to … Continue reading

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Who Will Lead Me To The Manger

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 “Epiphany. Christ Manifest at the Altar.” Who will lead me to the manger, Where my … Continue reading

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To Thine Altar’s Shadow Flying

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 “Circumcison [Feast of]. The Morning Sacrifice.” To Thine Altar’s shadow flying, I have peace, O … Continue reading

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And Can It Be That God Is Born

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 “Christmas. Knowing Him in the breaking of Bread.” And can it be that God is … Continue reading

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Midnight Ye Christians

Have had this translation in mind in some form another since my French class in high school and finally decided to sit down and commit it to paper today. This is more literal, though still poetic, translation of Placide Cappeau’s … Continue reading

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Cantique De Noël

Minuit, chrétiens, c’est l’heure solennelle Où l’Homme Dieu descendit jusqu’à nous Pour effacer la tache originelle Et de Son Père arrêter le courroux. Le monde entier tressaille d’espérance En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur. Peuple à genoux, attends … Continue reading

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