Category Archives: The Joyful Mysteries

This Is The Day, The Solemn Day

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II on the Feast of the Annunciation and Incarnation of the Lord in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive … Continue reading

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Long Time The Fallen Human Race

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Annunciation and Incarnation of the Lord in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Long time … Continue reading

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church: While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The Angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone … Continue reading

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Cease Weary Mortals, Cease To Sigh

This hymn was used for Nocturns for Christmas in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Cease, weary mortals, cease to sigh, For God hath heard you … Continue reading

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The Prince Of Peace To Sinners Given

This hymn was used for Vespers I and Lauds for Christmas in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. The Prince of Peace, to sinners given, The … Continue reading

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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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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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