Category Archives: Ascension

Nobis Olympo Redditus

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). Nobis, olympo redditus, Qui, Christe, sedes præparas, Nos exules in patriam Trahas amoris nexibus. Bonis abundans omnibus, Ingens eris merces, Deus: Quam longa pro … Continue reading

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Sensus Quis Horror Percutit

This hymn was used for Nocturns for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). Sensus quis horror percutit? Cælum profundum scinditur: Christum sedentem nubibus Hinc inde stipant agmina! Feralis ad sonum tubæ Mors iussa reddit mortuos, Quos ad … Continue reading

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Felix Dies Mortalibus

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Octave of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). Felix dies mortalibus, Qua, per profusum sanguinem, Homo Deus, clausas diu Intravit æternas domos! Nos membra, quo nostrum caput, Quo dux … Continue reading

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Promissa Tellus Concipe Gaudia

This hymn was used for Nocturns for the Feast of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). Promissa, tellus, concipe gaudia; Te fausta cælo conciliat dies: Deus tumentes ponet iras: Sancta tuus Mediator intrat. Tu, Christe, victor mortis et inferi, Cruore … Continue reading

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Opus Peregisti Tuum

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Feast of the Ascension in the Paris Breviary (1736). Opus peregisti tuum: Te, Christe, victorem necis, Æterna, quam reliqueras, Cælo reposcit gloria. Iam nube vectus fulgida, Terras iacentes despicis: Educta … Continue reading

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Lift Up Your Songs, Ye Angel-Choirs

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “The Two Thrones.” Lift up your songs, ye angel-choirs, Lift up your heads, ye golden … Continue reading

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Sit Thou On My Right Hand My Son

This is the original text of this hymn from Reginald Heber’s “Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year” of 1827. It was written for Ascension Day and the Sunday After. “Sit Thou on my right hand, my Son!” … Continue reading

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