Category Archives: Holy Week

Thousands Of Years Had Come And Gone

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Descent of Jesus to Limbus in that hymnal: Thousands of years had come and gone, And slow the … Continue reading

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O Soul Of Jesus, Sick To Death!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Agony in that hymnal: O Soul of Jesus, sick to death! Thy Blood and prayer together plead; My … Continue reading

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Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling

This hymn is one of the most beloved of the Church. It is used as the hymn for I & II Vespers on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in The Roman & Paris Breviaries. It is used for Matins on … Continue reading

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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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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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The Royal Banner Is Unfurled

This hymn is used for Vespers in Passiontide in the Extraordinary Form (Roman Breviary). It is also used for Lauds on the Feast of the Christ the King and Vespers on the Feasts of the Invention of the Holy Cross … Continue reading

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