Category Archives: The Epiphany

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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The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

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Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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From The Eastern Mountains

From the eastern mountains, pressing on, they come, Wise men in their wisdom, to His humble home; Stirred by deep devotion, hasting from afar, Ever journeying onward, guided by a star. Refrain: Light of life that shineth ere the worlds … Continue reading

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Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. This hymn was also … Continue reading

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God Of Mercy, God Of Grace

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): God of Mercy, God of Grace, Shew the Brightness of Thy Face; Shine upon us, Saviour, shine, Fill Thy Church with Light Divine; And Thy saving health … Continue reading

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