Category Archives: The Epiphany

A Patre Unigenitus

This hymn was used for Lauds on Epiphany in the Sarum Breviary. A Patre Unigenitus Ad nos venit per Virginem, Baptisma cruce consecrans: Cunctos fideles generans. E* cælo celsus prodiit: Suscepit** formam hominis: Facturam morte redimens, Gaudia vitæ largiens. Hoc … Continue reading

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What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright

This hymn was used for Vespers I for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. What star is this, with beams so bright, Which shame the … Continue reading

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Oh Thou Whose Throne Is Hid From Men

This hymn was used for Vespers on Sundays throughout the year in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh Thou, whose throne is hid from men … Continue reading

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Qua Lapsu Tacito Stella Loquacibus

This hymn was used for Nocturns during the Octave of Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736). Qua lapsu tacito stella loquacibus Scintillat radiis, huc oculis Magi, Huc desideriis, huc rapidis simul Certant tendere passibus. Ut ventum Solymam, non sine numine Lætam … Continue reading

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Huc Vos O Miseri Surda Relinquite

This hymn was used for Vespers II for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736). Huc vos, o miseri: surda relinquite Quæ cæci colitis, mutaque numina: Se vobis aperit splendida Civitas, Veri Numinis hospita. En vestræ præeunt primitiæ Magi: Vatum dicta patent: … Continue reading

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Linquunt Tecta Magi Principis Urbis

This hymn was used for Lauds for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736). Linquunt tecta Magi Principis urbis, Et parvæ cupidis mœnia Bethlem* Votis præcipiunt; iamque sub imo Spe subnixa fides corde triumphat. О qui lætitiæ sensus, ut illis Signans rursus … Continue reading

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Quæ Stella Sole Pulchrior

This hymn was used for Vespers I for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736). Quæ Stella sole pulchrior Coruscat? hæc Regis novi Revelat ortus: hæc Dei Præsignat ad cunas iter. Stat vatibus priscis fides; En stella surgit ex Iacob; Arrectus ad … Continue reading

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