Category Archives: Evening Prayer / Vespers

Behold The Messengers Of Christ

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feasts of St. Mark and St. Luke in the Paris Breviary (1736). Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae has it listed for the same hours as the Common of … Continue reading

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Christ, In Highest Heaven Enthronèd

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the text of the hymn as it appears … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Now Was Smitten

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): … Continue reading

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Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling

This hymn is one of the most beloved of the Church. It is used as the hymn for I & II Vespers on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in The Roman & Paris Breviaries. It is used for Matins on … Continue reading

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Let Every Heart Exulting Beat

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II of the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. From what I can find, the hymn originated somewhere in 15th Century England. This is the … Continue reading

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How Blest Were They Who Walked In Love

This hymn was used for Vespers (II) from Septuagesima Sunday until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): How blest were they who walked in Love With … Continue reading

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Sagrado Criador Del Firmamento

Este himno se canta en vísperas en el tiempo de Adviento en el Breviario Romano y en el Breviario Sarum. Sagrado Criador del firmamento, Jesus, eterna luz de los creyentes, Redentor soberano de las gentes, Nuestra humilde oracion escucha atento. … Continue reading

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