Category Archives: Compline

Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence for nuptial Masses in the Sarum Missal. Alma Chorus Domini nunc pangat … Continue reading

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Iesu Salvator Sæculi, Verbum Patris Altissimi

This hymn was used for Compline during Eastertide in the Sarum Breviary. Iesu Salvator sæculi, Verbum Patris Altissimi, Lux lucis invisibilis, Custos tuorum pervigil; Tu fabricator omnium, Discretor atque temporum, Fessa labore corpora Noctis quiete recrea. Ut, dum gravi in … Continue reading

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Cultor Dei Memento

This hymn was used for Compline during Passiontide in the Sarum Breviary. Cultor Dei, memento Te fontis et lavacri Rorem subisse sanctum, Te chrismate innovatum. Fac, cum vocante somno Castum petis cubile: Frontem locumque cordis Crucis figura signet. Crux pellit … Continue reading

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Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies

This is an ancient Compline hymn for Lent sometimes attributed to St. Ambrose. This hymn was used for Compline during Lent in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Sarum Breviary: Christe qui lux es … Continue reading

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O Thou Who Wast For Sinners Slain

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays during Eastertide in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh Thou, who wast for sinners slain, … Continue reading

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Thou Brightness Of The Father’s Face

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays during Lent in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Thou Brightness of thy Father’s face, Thou … Continue reading

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While We Our Weary Eyelids Close.

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays in Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. While we our weary eyelids close, And … Continue reading

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