Category Archives: Compline

O Saviour Of The World Forlorn

This hymn was used for Compline during Christmastide and on the Nativity of the BVM (Sept. 8) and All Saints (Nov. 1) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O … Continue reading

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When Shades Of Night Around Us Close

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays in Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): When shades of night around us close, And weary limbs in … Continue reading

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Before The Ending Of The Day

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 . This is … Continue reading

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Laudes Deo Devotas

This hymn was used for Compline on the Monday Following Pentecost in the York Breviary: This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): Laudes Deo devotas Dulci voce … Continue reading

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Corde Natus Ex Parentis

This hymn was used for Compline on the Nativity of the Lord and during Christmastide in the York Breviary. It was also used in sections for Prime, Terce, Sext & None from the Nativity of the Lord to the Feast … Continue reading

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Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards and on the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence … 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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