Category Archives: Pentecost

Our Blest Redeemer, Ere He Breathed

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed His tender last farewell, A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed, With us to dwell. He came sweet influence to impart, A gracious, willing … Continue reading

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Laudes Deo Devotas

This hymn was used for Compline on the Monday Following Pentecost in the York Breviary: This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): Laudes Deo devotas Dulci voce … Continue reading

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Salve Festa Dies (Pentecostes)

This is the version of the hymn used for Penetcost. Salve festa dies, toto venerabilis ævo, Qua Deus de cælo gratia fulsit humo. Salve, &c. Spiritus ecce Deus privatoque quo eius Ignis adest specie discipulis hodie. Salve, &c. Mentibus humanis … Continue reading

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Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards and on the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, Come

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Office, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, it … Continue reading

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Our Prayer Is Heard: The Holy Dove

This hymn was used for Lauds of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Our prayer is heard: the holy Dove, Sent from the Father’s … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Ghost, Thou Source Of Good!

This hymn was used for Vespers I of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Come, Holy Ghost, thou source of good! For lo! the … Continue reading

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