Category Archives: Ascension

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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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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Tu Christe Nostrum Gaudium

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Sarum Breviary. Tu Christe nostrum gaudium Manens Olympo* præditum, Mundo regis Qui fabricam Mundana vincens gaudia. Hinc Te precantes quæsumus, Ignosce culpis omnibus, Et corda sursum … Continue reading

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Oh Christ, Who Hast Prepared A Place

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh, Christ, who hast prepared a place For … Continue reading

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What Terrors Shake My Trembling Soul!

This hymn was used for Nocturns for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. What terrors shake my trembling soul! Behold! the … Continue reading

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Oh, ‘Twas A Day Both Bright And Good

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh, ’twas a day both … Continue reading

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