Category Archives: Major Feasts

It Is No Earthly Summer’s Ray

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, This hymn is used in multiple places in the Breviary, though divided into parts. The third verse and the closing doxology is used as the hymn for Lauds on the the Feast … Continue reading

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Hail, Gabriel! Hail! A Thousand Hails

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for St. Gabriel in that hymnal: Hail, Gabriel! hail! a thousand Hails For thine whose music still prevails In the … Continue reading

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Hail, Bright Archangel! Prince Of Heaven!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for St. Michael in that hymnal: Hail, bright Archangel! Prince of heaven! Spirit divinely strong! To whose rare merit hath … Continue reading

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Dear Husband Of Mary! Dear Nurse Of Her Child!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Patronage of St. Joseph in that hymnal: Dear Husband of Mary! dear Nurse of her Child! Life’s ways are … Continue reading

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Hail! Holy Joseph, Hail!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for Hymn to St. Joseph in that hymnal: Hail! holy Joseph, hail! Husband of Mary, hail! Chaste as the lily … Continue reading

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Sing, Sing, Ye Angel Bands

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Assumption in that hymnal: Sing, sing, ye Angel Bands, All beautiful and bright; For higher still, and higher, … Continue reading

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Joy! Joy! The Mother Comes

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Purification in that hymnal: Joy! Joy! the Mother comes, And in her arms she brings The Light of … Continue reading

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