Category Archives: Ascension

Sacrata Christi Tempora

This hymn was used on Vespers I & II and Lauds on the Sunday after the Ascension in the Mozarabic Breviary. Sacrata Christi tempora Propheticis oraculis, Virtute firmans pectora, Fidei explevit veritas: Venisse mundi Dominum In templo sancti corporis, Ut … Continue reading

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Psallat Altitudo Cæli

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Octave of Easter and Sundays III, IV, V & VI in the Proper of Time of the Mozarabic Breviary. This is taken from Prudentius’s “Hymnus Omnis Horæ” which is the same … Continue reading

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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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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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