Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Come, gracious(1) Spirit, Heavenly Dove, With Light and Comfort from above;— Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide, O’er every thought and step preside. The Light of … Continue reading

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Our Blest Redeemer, Ere He Breathed

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed His tender last farewell, A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed, With us to dwell. He came sweet influence to impart, A gracious, willing … Continue reading

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On This Day, The First Of Days

This hymn was used on Sunday Nocturns from Pentecost to Advent in the LeMans and Carcassion Breviaries. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): On this day, the first of days, God the Father’s … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, God Of Might

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Come, Holy Spirit, God of might, The Comforter of all, Teach us to know thy word aright, That we may never … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, Come

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Office, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, it … Continue reading

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Our Prayer Is Heard: The Holy Dove

This hymn was used for Lauds of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Our prayer is heard: the holy Dove, Sent from the Father’s … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Ghost, Thou Source Of Good!

This hymn was used for Vespers I of Pentecost in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Come, Holy Ghost, thou source of good! For lo! the … Continue reading

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