Category Archives: Holy Matrimony

When On Her Maker’s Bosom

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for the Second Sunday after Epiphany. When on her Maker’s bosom … Continue reading

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Alma Chorus Domini

This hymn is a sequence which was used for Compline on Pentecost and the three days afterwards and on the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. It was also used as the sequence … 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

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): 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 … 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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