Category Archives: Ascension

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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O Jesu! Our Redemption!

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast. O Jesu! our Redemption! Lov’d and desired with tears! … Continue reading

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Special Doxolgies For Breviary Hymns

Fr. Britt provides a list of the special doxologies used in the Breviary hymns for various seasons of the Church year in his book. The entire section with his explanation, the Latin text and an English translation is presented here … Continue reading

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O Thou Eternal King Most High!

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on the Solemnity of the Ascension in both Forms. O Thou eternal King most high! Who didst the world redeem; And conquering Death and Hell, receive A dignity supreme. Thou, through the … Continue reading

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Aeterne Rex Altissime

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on the Solemnity of the Ascension in both Forms. Aeterne Rex altissime, Redemptor et fidelium, Quo mors soluta deperit Datur triumphus gratiae. Scandens tribunal dexterae, Patris potestas omnium Collata Iesu caelitus, Quae … Continue reading

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Iesu Nostra Redemptio

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast. Iesu nostra redemptio, Amor et desiderium, Deus creator omnium, … Continue reading

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