Category Archives: The Holy Archangels

Dear Angel! Ever At My Side

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for The Guardian Angel (for the School Children) in that hymnal: Dear Angel! ever at my side, How loving must … Continue reading

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Hail, Gabriel! Hail! A Thousand Hails

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for St. Gabriel in that hymnal: Hail, Gabriel! hail! a thousand Hails For thine whose music still prevails In the … Continue reading

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Hail, Bright Archangel! Prince Of Heaven!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for St. Michael in that hymnal: Hail, bright Archangel! Prince of heaven! Spirit divinely strong! To whose rare merit hath … Continue reading

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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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