Category Archives: The Blessed Virgin Mary

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 hymn comes from Hymns By Frederick Faber, D.D. (1871 edition) and is under the title “The Immaculate Conception.” O purest of creatures! sweet Mother! sweet Maid The one spotless womb wherein Jesus was laid! Dark night hath come down … 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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Veni Creator Spiritus (Hereford)

This hymn is a composite of the first verse of the verse of Veni Creator Spiritus and the body of Memento Salutis Auctor. It was used for Prime, Terce, Sext and None in the Services of the Blessed Virgin Mary … Continue reading

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De Sacro Tabernaculo

This hymn was used for Lauds for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis … Continue reading

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