Category Archives: The Holy Rosary

Virgin Mother, Oh, Rejoice!

Virgin mother, oh, rejoice! Glad and honored is thy womb, Where the Son of God Himself Deigns our nature to assume: Joy be to thy fruitful breast, For the Son of God lies there; Very God, a human child, Is … Continue reading

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Arise The Kingdom Is At Hand

Arise, the kingdom is at hand, The King is drawing nigh; Arise with joy, thou faithful band, To meet the Lord most high! Look up, ye souls, weighed down with care, The Sovereign is not far; Look up, faint hearts, … Continue reading

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Portal Of The World’s Salvation

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (July 2 at that time) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1906 edition … Continue reading

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Now In Holy Celebration

This hymn was used for Vespers on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (July 2 at that time) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1906 edition … Continue reading

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O Happy Day, When First Was Poured

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). O happy day, when first was poured The blood of our redeeming Lord! O happy day, when first began His … Continue reading

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In Stature Grows The Heavenly Child

This hymn was used for Lauds for Sundays after the Octave of the Nativity until the Presentation unless Septuagesima occurs first  in the Paris Breviary(1736). In stature grows the heavenly child, With death before His eyes; A lamb unblemished, meek … Continue reading

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Whither Dost Thou Hasten

I composed this hymn with the Second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary (the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in mind. Whither dost thou hasten, Virgin Lady Fair? “For to see my cousin In yon southern hills. Lo! she … Continue reading

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