Category Archives: The Glorious Mysteries

When Erst The Holy Spirit

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Whitsuntide. The Voice of The Beloved.” When erst the Holy Spirit Moved on the waters’ … Continue reading

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Now Christ, The Conqueror Of Death

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory in the Extraordinary Form. Now Christ, the Conqueror of death, Breaks sin’s enslaving chain, And rising from the tomb returns, And opens … Continue reading

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The Gladness Of Thy Motherhood

This hymn is used for II Vespers on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers & Lauds on the same Feast in the Ordinary Form. The gladness … Continue reading

Posted in 5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Evening Prayer / Vespers, Morning Prayer/Lauds, Non-English Hymns, Other Feast Days, Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory (Oct. 7), Roman Breviary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Glorious Mysteries, The Holy Rosary, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Proper of Saints, Tune to Be Determined | 1 Comment

Iam Morte Victor Obruta

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary/Our Lady of Victory in the Extraordinary Form. Iam morte, victor, obruta Ab inferis Christus redit, Fractisque culpæ vinculis, Cæli recludit limina. Visus satis mortalibus Ascendit … Continue reading

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Creator Spirit! By Whose Aid

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in Reginald Heber’s “Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year” in 1827. It was listed in that for the Fourth Sunday after Easter. However, being a … Continue reading

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O Jesu! Our Redemption!

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast. O Jesu! our Redemption! Lov’d and desired with tears! … Continue reading

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Christ The Lord Hath Risen

Christ the Lord hath risen From His three-day prison: Meet it is to make merrie; Jesus will our solace be. Alleluya. Alleluya, Alleluya, Alleluya. Christ, to knap asunder Chains that kept us under Satan’s yoke, was slain of yore: Now … Continue reading

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