Category Archives: The Epiphany

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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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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Quicumque Christum Quæritis

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins on the Feast of the Transfiguration in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary Form, an alternate version of this hymn is used for Lauds on Epiphany. Quicumque Christum quæritis, Oculos in altum … Continue reading

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Special Doxolgies For Breviary Hymns

Fr. Britt provides a list of the special doxologies used in the Breviary hymns for various seasons of the Church year in his book. The entire section with his explanation, the Latin text and an English translation is presented here … Continue reading

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O Sola Magnarum Urbium

This hymn is used for Lauds on Epiphany in the Extraordinary Forms. A variation of this text incorporating some different verses from the larger text from which this one is taken is used for Office of Readings on Epiphany in … Continue reading

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Bethlehem! Of Noblest Cities

This hymn is used for Lauds on Epiphany in the Extraordinary Forms. A variation of this text incorporating some different verses from the larger text from which this one is taken is used for Office of Readings on Epiphany in … Continue reading

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Hostis Herodes Impie

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. Hostis Herodes impie, Christum venire quid times? Non … Continue reading

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