Category Archives: The Sacraments

Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence for nuptial Masses in the Sarum Missal. Alma Chorus Domini nunc pangat … Continue reading

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All Ye, Who Faithful Servants Are

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. All ye, who faithful servants are Of our Almighty King, Both high and low, and small and great, His praise devoutly … Continue reading

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Thou, God, All Glory, Honour, Power

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Thou, God, all glory, honour, power, Art worthy to receive; For all things by thy power were made, And by thy … Continue reading

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My God, And Is Thy Table Spread

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. My God, and is thy table spread, And doth thy cup with love o’erflow? Thither be all thy children led, And … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, Come

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Office, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, it … Continue reading

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Now Jesus Lifts His Prayer On High

This hymn was used for Lauds and Vespers II for the Octave of Epiphany (January 13 – The Feast of the Lord’s Baptism) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Him Who Cries Aloud

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Octave of Epiphany (January 13 – The Feast of the Lord’s Baptism) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive … Continue reading

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