Category Archives: Good Friday

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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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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Whilst In The Agonies Of Death

This hymn was used for Lauds for Passiontide  (Passion Week & Holy Week)  in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Whilst in the agonies of death, … Continue reading

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His Trial O’er, And Now Beneath

This hymn was used for Nocturns for Passiontide  (Passion Week & Holy Week)  in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. His trial o’er, and now beneath … Continue reading

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To Whom Is Our Report Made Known?

This hymn was used for Vespers I for Passion Sunday & Palm Sunday  in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. To whom is our report made … Continue reading

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Attolle Paulum Lumina

Attolle paulum lumina Peccator, atque disce Quantum malum sint crimina, Et tandem resipisce; Crucifixum aspice; Leges in hoc codice Quod proderit scivisse. Caput tristes aculei Spinarum pupugerunt, Manus pedesque ferrei Clavi perforaverunt, Et in membra cætera, Fœde nimis, barbara Flagella … Continue reading

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