Category Archives: Feasts of the Apostles

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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Behold The Messengers Of Christ

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feasts of St. Mark and St. Luke in the Paris Breviary (1736). Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae has it listed for the same hours as the Common of … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Now Was Smitten

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): … Continue reading

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Oh God! Who Gav’st Thy Servant Grace

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for St. John the Evangelist’s Day (Dec. 27). Oh God! … Continue reading

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Word Supreme Before Creation

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Word Supreme, before creation Born of God eternally, Who didst will for our Salvation To be born on earth, and die; Well Thy saints have kept their station, … Continue reading

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The Son, Upon His Father’s Throne

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on … Continue reading

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The Lord Hath Burst The Bonds Of Death

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on … Continue reading

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