Category Archives: Nighttime

O Saviour Of The World Forlorn

This hymn was used for Compline during Christmastide and on the Nativity of the BVM (Sept. 8) and All Saints (Nov. 1) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O … Continue reading

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When Shades Of Night Around Us Close

This hymn was used for Compline on Sundays and Weekdays in Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): When shades of night around us close, And weary limbs in … Continue reading

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God Who Madest Earth And Heaven

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Ancient & Modern (1867): God, Who madest earth and heaven, Darkness and light; Who the day for toil hast given, For rest the night; May Thine angel-guards defend … Continue reading

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Sweet Saviour Bless Us Ere We Go

This is Fr. Faber’s full, original text from an 1852 edition of Jesus and Mary: Sweet Saviour! bless us ere we go; Thy word into our minds instill; And make our lukewarm hearts to glow With lowly love and fervent … Continue reading

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Through The Day Thy Love Hath Spared Us

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Ancient & Modern (1867): Through the day Thy Love hath spared us, Now we lay us down to rest; Through the silent watches guard us, Let no foe … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Sinking Fast

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Ancient & Modern (1867): The sun is sinking fast, The daylight dies; Let love awake, and pay Her evening sacrifice. As Christ upon the Cross His Head inclined, … Continue reading

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Before The Ending Of The Day

This hymn is used for Compline throughout the year on each weekday in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for Compline in throughout the year except where otherwise specified in the Sarum Breviary . This is … Continue reading

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