Category Archives: The Faithful Departed

Christe Rex Mundi Creator

This hymn is used as a hymn for Lauds in the Office of the Dead of the Mozarabic Breviary.  Christe Rex, mundi Creator, Et Redemptor inclite, Vota plebis obsecrantis, Tu benigne suscipe: Supplici voce precamur, Postulatus adveni. Mortis olìm tu … Continue reading

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Deus Ignee Fons Animarum

This hymn is used as a hymn for Vespers in the Office of the Dead of the Mozarabic Breviary.  Deus ignee fons animarum, Duo qui socias elementa: Vivum simul, ac moribundum Hominem, Pater effigiasti. Tua sunt, tua Rector utraque: Tibi … Continue reading

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Hinc Functionis Dies Est

This hymn is used for one of the faithful departed in the old Hymnarium of the Mozarabic Breviary. I have left the spelling as it appears in the Breviary except for replacing all instances of the letter “j” with the … Continue reading

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Thou Art Gone To The Grave! But We Will Not Deplore Thee

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was originally written for use as a funeral hymn. Thou art gone to the Grave! … Continue reading

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Beneath Our Feet And O’er Our Head

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was originally written for use as a funeral hymn. Beneath our feet and o’er our … Continue reading

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O Turn To Jesus, Mother! Turn

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for To Our Blessed Lady for the Souls in Purgatory in that hymnal: O turn to Jesus, Mother! turn, And … Continue reading

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Christ Will Gather In His Own

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Christ will gather in His Own To the place where He is gone, Where their heart and treasure lie, Where our Life is hid on high. Day … Continue reading

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