Category Archives: The Feast Of The Holy Innocents (December 28)

As Wolves Attack Their Helpless Prey

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. As wolves attack their helpless prey, So … Continue reading

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Hail, Infant Martyrs, New-Born Victims Hail!

This hymn is used in the Office for the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It was used for Nocturns and Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from … Continue reading

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Molles In Agnos Ceu Lupus

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary(1736). Molles in agnos ceu lupus, Amens tyrannus irruit, Et destinat promiscua In strage Christum perdere. Cunæ redundant sanguine; Sed in Deum frustra furit: … Continue reading

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Audit Tyrannus Anxius

This hymn is used in the Office for the Feast of the Holy Innocents. In the Extrordinary Form, Part I is used for Matins and Part II for Lauds and Vespers. In the Ordinary form the entire hymn is used … Continue reading

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Lovely Flowers Of Martyrs, Hail !

This hymn is sung at Lauds and Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary form, it is combined with “Audit Tyrannus Anxius” as one hymn and sung at Lauds on the same … Continue reading

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When It Reach’d The Tyrant’s Ear,

This hymn is sung at Matins on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Extraordinary Form. In the Ordinary form, it is combined with “Salvete Flores Martyrum” as one hymn and sung at Lauds on the same feast day. … Continue reading

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Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child, bye, bye, lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, for to preserve this day, this poor youngling for whom we sing, bye, bye lully lullay. Herod the king in his raging, charged … Continue reading

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