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

Oh Weep Not O’er Thy Children’s Tomb

This is the original 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 Innocents Day (Feast of the Holy Innocents) (Dec. 28). … Continue reading

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Glory To Thee, O Lord!

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Glory to Thee, О LORD, Who, from this world of sin, By cruel Herod’s … Continue reading

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A Hymn For Martyrs Sweetly Sing

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): A hymn for Martyrs sweetly sing; For Innocents your praises bring; Of whom in … Continue reading

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Hymnum Canentes Martyrum

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). Hymnum canentes martyrum Dicamus Innocentium, Quos terra flentes perdidit, Gaudens sed æthra suscipit. Quorum tuentur angeli Vultum patris per sæcula, Eiusque laudant gratiam, Hymnum canentes martyrum. Quos … Continue reading

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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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