Category Archives: Holy Matrimony

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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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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Jesus, We Call Thee To Our Wedding Feast,

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 “Holy Matrimony” Jesus, we call Thee to our wedding feast, And Thou dost come, a … Continue reading

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The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden

The voice that breathed o’er Eden, That earliest wedding day, The primal wedding blessing, It hath not passed away. Still in the pure espousal Of Christian man and maid The Holy Three are with us, The threefold grace is said. … Continue reading

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O Christ The King Of Human Life

O Christ, the King of human life, In royal bounty pour On these Thy servants, man and wife, Thy blessing evermore. On ties of home, in life, in death, Thy seal divine was set: Those thirty years at Nazareth Thou, … Continue reading

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