Category Archives: Easter

Thou Art Gone Up On High

Thou art gone up on high, To realms beyond the skies; And round Thy Throne unceasingly The songs of praise arise:— But we are lingering here, With sin and care oppressed; Lord, send Thy promised Сomforter, And lead us to … Continue reading

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God The Father, From Thy Throne

This hymn is a litany and was written for Rogation Days, a period of abstinence and penance in preparation for the Solemnity of the Ascension. The Major Rogation falls on April 25 and the Minor Rogation Days fall on the … Continue reading

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Lord, In Thy Name Thy Servants Plead

This hymn was written for Rogation Days, a period of abstinence and penance in preparation for the Solemnity of the Ascension. The Major Rogation falls on April 25 and the Minor Rogation Days fall on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday … Continue reading

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Christ Ist Erstanden

Here is a medieval German Easter hymn which is possibly the oldest liturgical hymn in German. Christ ist erstanden Von der Marter alle, Des solln wir alle froh sein, Christ will unser Trost sein. Kyrie eleis. Wär er nicht erstanden, … Continue reading

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Hymnum Canamus Gloriæ

This hymn was used for Matins on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the York Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): Hymnum canamus gloriæ, Hymni … Continue reading

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Salve Festa Dies (Ascensio)

This is the version of the hymn used for the Solemnity of the Ascension. Salve festa dies, toto venerabilis ævo, Qua Deus ad cælos scandit et astra tenet, Salve, &c. Qui paucis postquam surrexerat ipse diebus Pectora confirmans, discipulos solidas. … Continue reading

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Salve Festa Dies (Pascha)

This is the version of the hymn used for Easter. Salve festa dies, toto venerabilis ævo, Quæ Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet. Salve, &c. Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo. Salve, &c. Tempora florigero … Continue reading

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