Category Archives: The Sacraments

Lord, Who At Cana’s Wedding Feast

Lord, who at Cana’s wedding feast Didst as a guest appear, Thou dearer far than earthly guest, Vouchsafe Thy presence here. For holy Thou indeed dost prove The marriage vow to be, Proclaiming it a type of love Between the … Continue reading

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How Welcome Was The Call

How welcome was the call, And sweet the festal lay, When Jesus deigned in Cana’s hall To bless the marriage day! And happy was the bride, And glad the bridegroom’s heart, For He who tarried at their side Bade grief … Continue reading

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To God Almighty I Confess

To God Almighty I confess, To Ever-Virgin Mary Blest, Saint Michael, and the Baptist, John, To Peter, Paul and all the Saints That greatly have I sinn’d and err’d By deed and sloth, by thought and word. Refrain: By my … Continue reading

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Sweetest King, Enshrined Within

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Thanksgiving after Communion.” Sweetest King, enshrined within, to Thee my thanks I pay, Thou art … Continue reading

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First To The Womb Of Mary

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “The four Places of the Lord Jesus.” First to the Womb of Mary Came the … Continue reading

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Two Sticks – The Cross Of Jesus Christ

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Which things are an Allegory.” Two sticks—the Cross of Jesus Christ, The wood of a … Continue reading

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O Jesus Bright And Morning Star

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Foreign Missions.” O Jesus, Bright and Morning Star, Thou shinest o’er the sea; The tribes … Continue reading

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