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Mitte Pro Caro Solitas Ovili

This hymn is written for Saint Germanus of Auxerre, bishop (Saint Germain l’Auxerrois), whose feast day falls on July 31. This is the original text as it appears in Fr. Coffin’s Hymni Sacri (1736): Mitte pro caro solitas ovili, Pontifex … Continue reading

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Full Of Gladness Let Our Faithful Choir Be Singing

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feasts of the Purification, … Continue reading

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Primo Deus Cæli Globum

This hymn is on the days of creation. The last thirteen stanzas are used as a hymn in and of themselves. John Mason Neale translates a portion of this hymn as a hymn for Saturday evening in his Hymnal Noted … Continue reading

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Crux Fidelis Terras Cælis

This hymn was used as the prosa for Vespers I on the Feast of the Invention (Finding) of the Holy Cross (May 3) in the Sarum Breviary. Crux fidelis terras cælis Miro nectens fœdere, Nos in laude tua gaude Devotos … Continue reading

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O Lord, In Thee Is All My Trust

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. O Lord, in Thee is all my trust, Give ear unto my woful cry, Refuse not me that am unjust, But, … Continue reading

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Oh, That Day Of Wrath Dismaying

This is the traditional Sequence hymn for the Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form).In the Ordinary Form, it has been retained and sung optionally in three sections for Office of Readings, Lauds and Vespers during the weekdays of the 34th Week of … Continue reading

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Oh, Jesu, Lord Of Heavenly Grace

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers in the Ordinary Form on the same feast. It was used for Lauds for the Feast of … Continue reading

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