Category Archives: Evening Prayer / Vespers

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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Creator Of The World To Thee

This hymn was used for Saturday Vespers (Sunday Vespers I) from the Saturday before Septuagesima until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Creator of the … Continue reading

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Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet!

This hymn is used on The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus/Sweetest Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and the Sarum Breviary for Vespers and Matins respectively.  This is the text as it … Continue reading

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Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. This hymn was also … Continue reading

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Why Doth That Impious Herod Fear

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. This hymn was also … Continue reading

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O Christ, Redeemer Of Our Race

This hymn is used for Vespers during the Season of Christmas from Nativity to Epiphany for both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica, Matins as well for the Extraordinary Form. It was used … Continue reading

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