Category Archives: Easter

Why Is Thy Face So Lit With Smiles

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Ascension in that hymnal: Why is thy face so lit with smiles, Mother of Jesus! why? And wherefore … Continue reading

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O Queen Of Sorrows! Raise Thine Eyes

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Apparition of Jesus to Our Blessed Lady in that hymnal: O Queen of Sorrows! raise thine eyes; See! … Continue reading

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All Hail! Dear Conqueror! All Hail!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for Jesus Risen in that hymnal: All hail! dear Conqueror! all hail! O what a victory is thine! How beautiful … Continue reading

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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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