Category Archives: The Liturgy of the Church

Gloriosi Salvatoris

This hymn was used in some regional breviaries for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. According to Hymns Ancient and Modern the source was the Liège Breviary, but according to the Thesaurus Hymnologicus and The Latin Hymn Writers … Continue reading

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The Strain Upraise Of Joy And Praise

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia! To the glory of their King Shall the … Continue reading

Posted in Bl. Notker Balbulus, Christmas, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Hymns By The Greats, John Mason Neale, Non-English Hymns, Praise to God, Pre-Tridentine Sequences, Saints of the Church (Canonized or Beatified), Sequences, The Church Year, The Epiphany | 1 Comment

Cantemus Cuncti Melodium Nunc Alleluia!

This hymn was apparently originally a Sequence hymn written for Epiphany. Cantemus cuncti melodium nunc Alleluia! In laudibus Æterni Regis Hæc plebs resultet, Alleluia! Hoc denique cælestes chori Cantent in altum, Alleluia! Hoc beatorum Per prata Paradisiaca Psallat concentus, Alleluia! Quin … Continue reading

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Blest Trinity, From Mortal Sight

This hymn was used for Lauds on Trinity Sunday in the Paris Breviary (1736).  This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Blest Trinity, from mortal sight Veiled in Thine Own eternal Light, We Thee … Continue reading

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God The Father, From Thy Throne

This hymn is a litany and was written for Rogation Days, a period of abstinence and penance in preparation for the Solemnity of the Ascension. The Major Rogation falls on April 25 and the Minor Rogation Days fall on the … Continue reading

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Sævo Dolorum Turbine

This hymn is a hymn for Lauds on the Friday after Sexagesima Sunday, dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The text comes from the Office of the Instruments of the Passion, or the Passion Offices. Sævo dolorum … 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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