Category Archives: Ambrosian Breviary

God Eternal, Lord Of All

This hymn is a translations/paraphrase of the Te Deum,  the great hymn of praise and thanksgiving of the Church. It has been attributed alternately to Nicetas of Remesiana and St. Ambrose. This is the full, original text as far as … Continue reading

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Benedictus (Canticle of Zachariah)

This is the Canticle of St. Zachariah, traditionally sung at Lauds/Morning Prayer: Latin: Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel; quia visitavit et fecit redemptionem plebi suæ Et erexit cornu salutis nobis, in domo David pueri sui, Sicut locutus est per os sanctorum, … Continue reading

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Nunc Dimittis

This is the Canticle of St. Simeon, traditionally sung at Compline: Latin: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace: Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum: Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam … Continue reading

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Magnificat

This is the Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, traditionally sung at Vespers/Evening Prayer: Latin: Magnificat anima mea Dominum, Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo, Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae: Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes … Continue reading

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Te Lucis Ante Terminum

This hymn is used for Compline throughout the year on each weekday in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for Compline in throughout the year except where otherwise specified in the Sarum Breviary . Te lucis … Continue reading

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Now With The Fast-Departing Light

This hymn is used for Compline throughout the year. Now with the fast-departing light, Maker of all! we ask of Thee, Of thy great mercy, through the night Our guardian and defence to be. Far off let idle visions fly; … Continue reading

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Æterne Rerum Conditor

This hymn is for Lauds on Sundays from Epiphany until Lent and from September 28 to November 26 in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, this hymn is for Lauds/Morning Prayer on Sundays I & … Continue reading

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