Category Archives: The Immaculate Conception (December 8)

O Mother! I Could Weep For Mirth

This hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “Immaculate! Immaculate!” It is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. O Mother! I could weep for mirth, Joy fills my heart … Continue reading

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The Day, The Happy Day, Is Dawning

This hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “Sine Labe Originali Concepta.” It is a hymn for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The day, the happy day, is dawning, The glorious … Continue reading

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O Purest Of Creatures! Sweet Mother! Sweet Maid

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Immaculate Conception in that hymnal. It appears under the same title in Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 … Continue reading

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The Stars Retire, When First The Sun

This is the original text of this hymn from Fr. Oakley’s Lyra Liturgica (1865). It is listed in that hymnal under the heading “Stella Matutina.” The content of the hymn focuses on the feasts falling during Advent and the role … Continue reading

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Thy Peerless Privilege, O Mother-Maid

This is the original text of this hymn from Fr. Oakley’s Lyra Liturgica (1865). It is listed in that hymnal under the heading “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: The Patroness of the Two Advents”: Thy peerless privilege, O Mother-Maid, … Continue reading

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Ut Sol Decoro Sidere

According to Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae, this hymn was used for Vespers II for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Paris Breviary. The edition is unknown at this time – presumably it comes from a Late 18th/Early 19th … Continue reading

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Unus Bonorum Fons

This hymn was used for Vespers II for the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary(1736). Unus bonorum fons, Deus, omnium, Quam liberali fundis opes manu! Non ante concessis Mariam … Continue reading

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