Category Archives: The Circumcision of the Lord (Jan 1. (EF pre-1960))

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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Victis Sibi Cognomina

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). Victis sibi cognomina Sumant tyranni gentibus: Tu, Christe, quanto dignius Ab his capis quos liberas! Non alteram mortalibus Ægris … Continue reading

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Noxium Christus Simul Introivit

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). Noxium Christus simul introivit Innocens orbem: Pater, inquit, adsum: Vindices poscat (venio paratus) Ultio pœnas. Non placet fusus cruor hostiarum: … Continue reading

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Felix Dies Quam Proprio

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). Felix dies, quam proprio Iesus cruore consecrat! Felix dies qua gestiit Opus salutis aggredi! Vix natus, ecce lacteum Profundit Infans … Continue reading

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Debilis Cessent Elementa Legis

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). Debilis cessent elementa legis: Sat diu mentes timor occupavit: Fœdus æterni stabilire Iesus Cœpit amoris. Sole de vero radius, … 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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