Category Archives: Christmas

Dear Little One! How Sweet Thou Art

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Infant Jesus in that hymnal: Dear Little One! how sweet Thou art, Thine eyes how bright they shine, … Continue reading

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Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning!

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for Epiphany. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning! … Continue reading

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Sons Of Men, Behold From Far

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for Epiphany. Sons of men, behold from far, Hail the long-expected … Continue reading

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Personent Hodie

This is a medieval Christmas carol in Latin from Scandinavia which was first published in 1582 in the famous collection Piæ Cantiones: Personent hodie voces puerulæ, Laudantes iucunde qui nobis est natus, Summo Deo datus, Et de vir, vir, vir; Et de vir, vir, vir; … Continue reading

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How Bright Appears The Morning Star

This hymn was written after a pestilence in 1597 and is based on Psalm 45. It is used for Christmas. How bright appears the morning star, With mercy beaming from afar! The host of Heav’n rejoices! O righteous Branch! O … Continue reading

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Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern

This hymn was written after a pestilence in 1597 and is based on Psalm 45. It is used for Christmas. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Voll Gnad und Wahrheit von dem Herrn, Die süße Wurzel Jesse! Du Sohn Davids aus … Continue reading

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Lord Of Mercy And Of Might!

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for Sunday after Christmas or Circumcision (not according to the universal … Continue reading

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