Category Archives: Matins/Office of Readings

O Lord In Perfect Bliss Above

This hymn was used for Nocturns from the 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): O Lord, in perfect bliss above, Thou couldst … Continue reading

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Verbo Supremo, Que Del Seno Sales

Este himno se canta en maitines en el tiempo de Adviento en el Breviario Romano y en el Breviario Sarum. Verbo supremo, que del seno sales Del Padre celestial y Dios eterno, Y que naciendo en tiempo Niño tierno, Libras … 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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First Of Martyrs, Thou Whose Name

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): First of Martyrs, thou whose name Doth thy golden Crown proclaim; … Continue reading

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God From On High Hath Heard

This hymn was used for Nocturns for Christmas in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): God from on high hath heard, Let sighs and sorrows cease; Lo! from the … Continue reading

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