Category Archives: Christmas

Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes

Les anges dans nos campagnes Ont entonné l’hymne des cieux; Et l’écho de nos montagnes Redit ce chant mélodieux. Gloria, in excelsis Deo, Gloria, in excelsis Deo. Bergers, pour qui cette fête? Quel est l’objet de tous ces chant? Quel … Continue reading

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Virgin Mother, Oh, Rejoice!

Virgin mother, oh, rejoice! Glad and honored is thy womb, Where the Son of God Himself Deigns our nature to assume: Joy be to thy fruitful breast, For the Son of God lies there; Very God, a human child, Is … Continue reading

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Lætare Puerpera

Lætare, puerpera, Læto puerperio, Cuius casta viscera Fœcundantur Filio. Lacte fluunt ubera Cum pudoris lilio; Membra foves tenera, Virgo, lacte proprio. Patris Unigenitus, Per quem fecit sæcula. Hic degit humanitus. Sub Matre paupercula. Ibi sanctos reficit Angelos lætitia: Hie sitit … Continue reading

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By the Crib Wherein Reposing

This hymn is a counterpart to the Stabat Mater Dolorosa and has to do with the Nativity rather than the Passion. By the crib wherein reposing, With his eyes in slumber closing, Lay serene her Infant-boy, Stood the beauteous Mother … Continue reading

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Stabat Mater Speciosa

This hymn is a counterpart to the Stabat Mater Dolorosa and has to do with the Nativity rather than the Passion. Stabat Mater speciosa Iuxta foenum gaudiosa Dum iacebat parvulus Cuius animam gaudentem Lætabundam et ferventem Pertransivit iubilus O quam … Continue reading

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The Ancient Law Departs

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). The ancient law departs, And all its terrors cease; For Jesus makes with faithful hearts A covenant of peace. … Continue reading

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O Happy Day, When First Was Poured

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). O happy day, when first was poured The blood of our redeeming Lord! O happy day, when first began His … Continue reading

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