Category Archives: Saint John The Baptist

O Blessed Saint, Of Snow-White Purity!

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in both Forms.  O blessed Saint, of snow-white purity! Dweller in wastes forlorn! O mightiest of the Martyr host on high! Greatest of … Continue reading

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In Caves Of The Lone Wilderness Thy Youth

This hymn is used for Matins on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in both Forms.  In caves of the lone wilderness thy youth Thou hiddest, shunning the rude throng of men, And guarding the pure … Continue reading

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Unloose, Great Baptist, Our Sin-Fetter’d Lips

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in both Forms.  Unloose, great Baptist, our sin-fetter’d lips; That with enfranchis’d voice we may proclaim The miracles of thy transcendent life, Thy … Continue reading

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Ut Queant Laxis

This hymn is used for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in both Forms. Part I is used for Vespers, Part II for Matins/Office of Readings, and Part III for Lauds. Here is the original, full … Continue reading

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On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds during Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry Announces that the Lord is nigh; Awake, and hearken, for he brings Glad tidings of the King … Continue reading

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Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

Comfort, comfort ye My people, Speak ye peace, thus saith our God; Comfort those who sit in darkness, Mourning ’neath their sorrow’s load; Speak ye to Jerusalem Of the peace that waits for them; Tell her that her sins I … Continue reading

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I Must From This Day On Decrease

“I must from this day on decrease That Thou, O Lord, increase” With John the Baptist this I pray, That my joy be complete I must from this day on decrease That Thou may’st grow within And bring to fullness … Continue reading

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