Category Archives: The Holy Angels

They Come, God’s Messengers Of Love

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): They come, God’s Messengers of Love, They come from Realms of peace above, From Homes of never-fading Light, From blissful Mansions ever bright. They … Continue reading

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Praise To God Who Reigns Above

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Praise to God Who reigns above, Binding earth and heaven in Love; All the armies of the sky Worship His dread Sovereignty. Seraphim His … Continue reading

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Christ, In Highest Heaven Enthronèd

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the text of the hymn as it appears … Continue reading

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Excelsorum Civium Inclita Gaudia

This hymn was used for Lauds & Vespers II for the Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): … Continue reading

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Æternam Cæli Gratiam

This hymn was used for Matins for the Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): Æternam cæli gratiam, … Continue reading

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Exultet Cælum Gaudiis

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): Exultet cælum … Continue reading

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Where The Angelic Hosts Adore Thee

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels (October 2) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the original text of the hymn from Isaac Williams’s 1839 Hymns Translated from the Parisian … Continue reading

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