Category Archives: Lent

O Sacred Head Surrounded

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Sacred Head, surrounded By crown of piercing thorn! O bleeding Head, so wounded, Reviled, and put to scorn! Death’s pallid hue comes o’er Thee, The glow … Continue reading

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Iam Ter Quaternis Trahitur

This hymn was used for Vespers on the Saturday (Vespers I of Sunday) before the Third Sunday of Lent in the York Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae … Continue reading

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In Passione Domini

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Image of the Lord the Savior in the Sarum Breviary. In passione domini Qua datur Salus homini, Sit mentis* refrigerium Et cordis desiderium. Portemus in memoria **Dolores et opprobria … Continue reading

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Cultor Dei Memento

This hymn was used for Compline during Passiontide in the Sarum Breviary. Cultor Dei, memento Te fontis et lavacri Rorem subisse sanctum, Te chrismate innovatum. Fac, cum vocante somno Castum petis cubile: Frontem locumque cordis Crucis figura signet. Crux pellit … Continue reading

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Iesu, Quadragenariæ

This hymn was used for Lauds from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Sarum Breviary: Iesu, quadragenariæ* Dicator abstinentiæ, Qui ob salutem mentium Hoc sanxeras … Continue reading

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Clarum Decus Ieiunii

This hymn was used for Matins from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Clarum decus ieiunii Monstratur orbi cælitus, Quod Christus auctor omnium Cibis dicavit abstinens. Hoc Moyses carus Deo Legisque lator factus est, … Continue reading

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Ecce Tempus Idoneum

This hymn was used for Vespers from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Ecce tempus idoneum, Medicina peccaminum, Quibus Deum offendimus, Corde, verbis, operibus: Qui pius et* propitius Nobis pepercit** hactenus, Ne nos cum … Continue reading

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