Category Archives: The Communion of Saints

How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine!

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): How bright those glorious spirits shine! Whence all their white array? How came they to the blissful seats Of everlasting Day? Lo, these are … Continue reading

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Come Pure Hearts, In Sweetest Measures

This text is a partial translation/paraphrase of, Iucundare, Plebs Fidelis, a medieval sequence for feasts of Evangelists. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Come pure hearts, in sweetest measures Sing … Continue reading

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Iucundare, Plebs Fidelis

This is a medieval sequence hymn for feasts of the Evangelists. This is the text as it appears in the book “Sacred Latin Poetry: Chiefly Lyrical, Selected and Arranged for Use” by Richard Chenevix Trench (1874): Iucundare, plebs fidelis, Cuius … 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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Captains Of The Saintly Band

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds in the Common of the Holy Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Captains of the … Continue reading

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Disposer Supreme

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns in the Common of the Holy Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Disposer Supreme, And … Continue reading

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Who Are These Like Stars Appearing

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Who are these like stars appearing, These, before God’s Throne who stand? Each a golden crown is wearing, Who are all this glorious band? Alleluia!—hark, … Continue reading

Posted in All Saints (November 1), English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Frances Elizabeth Cox, Holy Mother Church, Hymns By The Greats, Major Feasts, Non-English Hymns, The Church Triumphant/The Heavenly Jerusalem, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment