Category Archives: The Annunciation (March 25)

What Mortal Tongue Can Sing Thy Praise

This is a hymn for the Nativity of Our Lady & her Immaculate Conception. Fr. Caswall includes it in Lyra Catholica for the Annunciation. What mortal tongue can sing thy praise, Dear Mother of the Lord?— To Angels only it belongs … Continue reading

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Quis Te Canat Mortalium

This is a hymn for the Nativity of Our Lady & her Immaculate Conception. Fr. Caswall includes it in Lyra Catholica for the Annunciation. This appears to be Jean-Baptiste Santeul’s original text: Quis te canat mortalium, Virgo Dei puerpera? Adeste puri … Continue reading

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The Angel Spake The Word

This is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Annunciation. The Angel spake the word — “Hail, Thou of women blest!” From highest Heav’n the Godhead comes, And fills her virgin breast. Maiden! how great henceforth Thy dignity shall be! … Continue reading

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Cælestis Ales Nuntiat

This is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Annunciation. This appears to be the original text from Jean-Baptiste Santeul’s 1689 “Hymni Sacri Et Novi”: *Cælestis ales nuntiat Implenda mox mysteria: Virtute fœcunda Deus Illapsus implet Virginem. Qualis stupendo gloria … Continue reading

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O Glorious Lady Thron’d In Rest

O glorious Lady, thron’d in rest, Amidst the starry host above, Who gavest nurture from thy breast To God, with pure maternal love. What we had lost through sinful Eve The Blossom sprung from thee restores, And, granting bliss to … Continue reading

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The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

This is perhaps my favorite hymn to Our Lady: The angel Gabriel from Heaven came, His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame; “All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favored lady,” Gloria! “For know a … Continue reading

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Hail To Thee O Bride Unwedded

Hail to thee, O Bride Unwedded! Hail, Thou Mother of our God! Gabriel came unto thy dwelling hast’ning with the word of God: “Lo the Lord doth condescend! Heav’n to earth He now doth bend! Whole, unchanged He dwells within … Continue reading

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