Category Archives: Holy Saturday

O What Their Joy And Their Glory Must Be

According to In Liturgy and Song, this hymn was written by Peter Abelard for Vespers I of Sunday on Saturday evening in the Hymnarius Paraclitensis, but the song has more recently become associated with the Solemnity of All Saints on November … Continue reading

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Hymnum Dicamus Domino

This hymn is used for Vespers on Holy Thursday, Lauds and Vespers on Good Friday and Lauds on Holy Saturday. According to The Sounds of Milan, 1585-1650 by Robert L. Kendrick (pg. 126), the hymns in the Ambrosian Use at … Continue reading

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Hic Est Dies Verus Dei

This hymn was used for Vespers & Lauds on Easter Sunday and all the weekdays of the Easter Season in the Mozarabic Breviary. It was also used for Lauds on the Octave of Easter and Sundays III, IV, V & … Continue reading

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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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Lo! From The Mighty Tree Of Life

Here is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday which I wrote: Lo! From the Mighty Tree of Life Saint Joseph took Thee down. Thee, Lord of Life, all cold in death, He in fine linens … Continue reading

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O Great And Holy Sabbath

Here is a hymn I wrote today for Holy Saturday. I also tried my hand at writing the melody for it. Unfortunately, I do not seem to be able to upload the MIDI file I created: O Great and Holy … Continue reading

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Resting From His Work Today

This is a hymn for Holy Saturday. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861): Resting from His Work to-day In the tomb the Saviour lay; Still He slept, from Head to Feet Shrouded in … Continue reading

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