St. Basil’s Hymnal – 1906 Edition

Preface to the Tenth Edition

In placing the tenth edition of St. Basil’s Hymnal before the public we take the opportunity of expressing our thanks to our many patrons for their generous encouragement and valuable suggestions. For the latter we are especially indebted to the devoted educational Communities throughout Canada and the United States. It is through these Religious that the Hymnal is made to serve the great end for which it was first prepared. From several quarters we have received offerings of original composition whose merit we readily appreciate, but which we are reluctantly obliged sometimes to decline on account of the limit in size and price within which our volume must be restrained.
The year 1904 was for this Book a severe trial. In the spring of that year all the plates and manuscripts, and a partially finished edition were destroyed in the disastrous fire which ruined so much of the business portion of the city. Shortly afterwards, on June 30th, 1904, he who had been the father and originator of St. Basil’s Hymnal, the Rev. Father Lawrence Brennan, C. S. B., was taken from us by death and called to his reward. To his zeal, energy and ability the work and its success had been largely due. In his memory and in respect to his wishes the Basilian Fathers continue the Hymnal, and now present to their patrons the Tenth Edition with the hope that in the future as in the past it will meet with the same encouragement.
We beg to renew our acknowledgments to the many authors from whose works we have made selections, and to express our special indebtedness to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, for aid in the work of compilation.
St. Michael’s College,
Toronto, Canada.
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. 1906

Vespers for Sundays
(I have not noted any text or tune information for St. Basil’s Hymnal in the entries for the Hymns, Canticles and Antiphons from the Breviary)
First Vespers
Dixit Dominus
Beautus Vir
Laudate Pueri
In Exitu Israel
Laudate Dominum
Lucis Creator Optime
Creator Alme Siderum
Audi Benigne Conditor
Vexilla Regis Prodeunt
Ad Regias Agni Dapes
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Ave Regina Caelorum
Regina Caeli
Salve Regina
O Salutaris Hostia
Tantum Ergo Sacramentum
Divine Praises
Adoro Te Devote
O Godhead Hid, Devoutly I Adore Thee
Iesu Corona Virginum
Exsultet Orbis Gaudiis
Tristes Erant Apostoli
In Convertendo
Domine Probasti
Lætatus Sum
Nisi Dominus
Lauda Ierusalem
Ave Maris Stella
O Gloriosa Virginum
Ave Maria
The Angelus
O Maria, O Maria, Sine Labe Concepta
Fortem Virili Pectore
O Quot Undis
Praeclara Custos Virginum
Deus Tuorum Militum
Sanctorum Meritis
Iste Confessor
Memento Domine
De Profundis
Iesu Redemptor Omnium
Crudelis Herodes Deum
Iesu Dulcis Memoria
O Lux Beata
Salutis Humanæ
Veni Creator Spiritus
Iam Sol Recedit Igneus
Beati Omnes
Pange Lingua
Te Ioseph Celebrent
Ut Queant Laxis
Festivis Resonent
Confitebor Tibi
Te Splendor
Decora Lux
Caelestis Urbs Ierusalem

Hymns of Adoration and Praise
1. God of My Heart
2. Nearer, My God, To Thee
3. Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
4. I Love Thee, O Thou Lord Most High
5. Strike, Strike The Harp In Praise of God
6. O Come, Loud Anthems Let Us Sing
7. Praise Ye the Lord; On Ev’ry Height
Our Blessed Lord
8. Jesus, Sweet Jesus, My Treasure Divine
9. Jesus Is God! The Solid Earth
10. Jesus! Saviour Of My Soul
Holy Name
11. O Jesus, Jesus, Dearest Lord
12. O Jesus, Thou The Beauty Art
13. Sweet Name Which Makes The Dying Live
14. Jesus, The Very Though Of Thee
Sacred Heart
15. Give Me, O Jesus Dear, A Place To Dwell
16. Behold The Heart! Whose Love For Man
17. Sweet Heart Of Jesus Be My Love
18. O Sacred Heart That On The Cross
19. I Dwell A Captive In This Heart
20. Hear The Heart Of Jesus Pleading
21. Sacred Heart! In Accents Burning
22. Like A Strong And Raging Fire
23. O Sacred Heart! O Sacred Heart!
24. Upon The Altar, Night And Day
25. Peace, Be Still! Our God Is Dwelling
26. To Thy Pure And Burning Heart
27. O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine
28. A Message From The Sacred Heart
29. Form Your Ranks, O! All Ye Leaguers
30. As The Radiant Dawn Is Stealing
31. O Jesus Dear, Thy Sacred Heart
32. How Shall I Ever Know The Love
33. To Jesus’ Heart All Burning
34. Heart Of Jesus! Dearest Treasure!
35. Heart Of Jesus, We Are Grateful
36. Close Veiled In That Sweet Sacrament
37. Thou Art My Hope, Dear Sacred Heart
Precious Blood
38. Hail, Jesus, Hail! Who for My Sake
38*. Soul of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast
Blessed Sacrament
39. What Happiness Can Equal Mine?
40. In This Sacrament Sweet Jesus
41. What Light Is Streaming From The Skies
42. I Am My Love’s, And He Is Mine
43. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All!
44. O Jesus Christ, Remember
45. Saving Host
46. When Our Saviour Wished to Prove
47. My God, My Life, My Love
48. When At Thy Altar, Lord, I Kneel
49. O Bond Of Love, That Dost Unite
50. O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
51. My Jesus, From His Throne Above
52. Jesus, Jesus, Come To Me
53. Oh! What Could My Jesus Do More
54. Ave Verum Corpus
Holy Family
55. Happy We, Who, Thus United
Blessed Virgin Mary
56. Holy Queen! We Bend Before Thee
57. Hail, Heavenly Queen! Hail, Foamy Ocean Star!
58. O Purest Of Creatures
59. Daily, Daily, Sing To Mary
60. O Blest Fore’er The Mother
61. ‘Tis The Month Of Our Mother
62. Mother Of God We Hail Thy Heart!
63. Hail Virgin, Dearest Mary
64. Joy Of My Heart! O Let Me Pay
65. Glorious Mother! From High Heaven
66. Ah, Her Smile Makes Heaven Rejoice
67. Mother Of Mercy, Day by Day
68. O Flower Of Grace, Divinest Flower
69. Come And Chant The Praises
70. O Mater Admirabilis, Fair Lily Of The Field
71. The Day Is O’er, The Moon Serenely Beaming
72. How Pure, How Frail And White
73. Ah! What a Joy, Dear Mother, Thee To See
74. My Own Dear Mother Mary
75. Joy! Joy! The Mother Comes
76. Hail, Thou Star of Ocean
77. Mary, Mother; Shield Us Through Life
78. Unfold, Unfold, Ye Golden Gates of Heaven
79. Mother Dear, O Pray For Me
80. Daughter Of A Mighty Father
81. Ave Sanctissima, We Lift Our Souls To Thee
82. O Dearest Mother of Mercy
83. Mother Mary, At Thine Altar
84. Heart Of Mary, Heart The Purest
85. The Star Of The Ocean Is Risen
86. When Evening Shades Are Falling
87. Fading, Still Fading, The Last Beam Is Shining
88. As The Dewy Shades Of Even
89. It Is The Name of Mary
90. Hail, Queen Of The Heavens
91. Thro’ The World Thy Children Raise
92. Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest
93. Mary, Dearest Mother
94. O Heart Of Mary, Pure And Fair
95. O Mother, Loved, Our Sweet Delight
96. Come Gather Round The Altar
97. Look Down O Mother Mary
98. Hail, Holy Queen, Loved Mother To Thee
99. Ave Maria, Guardian Dear
100. Sweet Lady Of The Sacred Heart
101. Holy Mary, Mother Mild
102. Hail, Queen Of Heaven, The Ocean Star
103. O Mother, I Could Weep For Mirth
104. Children Of Mary, High Your Voices Raise
105. Bring Flowers Of The Rarest
106. We Come Dearest Mother This Beautiful May Day
107. Bright Mother Of Our Maker, Hail
108. Wilt Thou Look Upon Me, Mother
109. Rose Of The Cross, Thou Mystic Flower!
110. The Clouds Hang Thick O’er Israel’s Camp
111. Mother Mary, Queen Most Sweet
112. O Sanctissima, O Piissima
113. O Mother Blest Whom God Bestows
114. As The Gentle Spring Uncloses
115. On This Day, O Beautiful Mother
116. To Love Thee, O Mary
117. O! When Shall We With Angels Bright
118. Hail! All Hail, Sweet Notre Dame De Lourdes
119. Hail, Rose Of Mystic Beauty!
120. Mary! How Sweetly Falls That Word
121. The Sun Is Shining Brightly
122. Ave Maria, Bright And Pure
123. O Mary, Dear Mother, How Fondly I Flee
St. Joseph
124. Holy Patron! Thee Saluting
125. Joseph, Pure Spouse Of That Immortal Bride
126. Holy Joseph, Dearest Father
127. With Tender Love We Come To Thee
128. Dear Guardian Of Mary! Dear Nurse Of Her Child!
129. Great Saint Joseph! Throned In Glory
130. Great Saint Joseph, Meek And Lowly
131. Dear Saint Joseph, Oh, Remember
St. Rose of Lima
132. First Flow’ret Of The Desert Wild
St. Anne
133. To Kneel At Thine Altar, In Faith We Draw Near
134. O Lady High In Glory Raised
St. Patrick
135. Hibernia’s Champion Saint, All Hail!
136. All Praise to Saint Patrick
137. Hail, Patron of Erin
St. Dominic
138. Thou, Who Hero-Like, Hast Striven
St. Stanislaus Kostka
139. Dear Saint, Who On Thy Natal Day
St. Theresa
140. Faithful To Thy Spouse And Love
St. Agatha
141. We Come To Thee, O Happy Saint
St. Cecilia
142. Veni Sponsa Christi Cæcilia
All Souls
143. O, Turn To Jesus, Mother, Turn
144. Pray For The Dead
145. O Dearest Lord, We Humbly Crave
146. See, He Comes! Whom Every Nation
147. Like the Dawning of the Morning
148. Hark! An Awful Voice Is Sounding
149. Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices
150. Adeste Fideles
        —With Hearts Truly Grateful
151. Oh! Lovely Infant, Dearest Saviour
152. Sleep, Holy Babe!
153. See! Amid The Winter’s Snow
154. Angels We Have Heard
155. Dear Little One, How Sweet Thou Art!
156. Stars Of Glory Shine More Brightly
157. The Heavens Bend To Kiss The Earth
158. A Glorious Voice Sounds Through The Night
159. What Beauteous Sun-Surpassing Star
160. Parce Domine
161. Miserere
162. Benedictus
162*. O Cor Iesu
163. Now Are The Days Of Humblest Prayer
164. Thou Loving Maker Of Mankind
165. Christians, Who Of Jesus’ Sorrows
166. O Gracious Lord, Creator Dear
167. Jesus! Jesus! Behold At Length A Time
168. O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile
169. What Sea Of Tears And Sorrow
170. Stabat Mater
171. Lord Of Mercy And Compassion
172. All Hail, Dear Conqueror! All Hail
173. Alleluia! Alleluia! Let The Holy Anthem Rise
174. The Dawn Was Purpling O’er The Sky
175. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
176. Today He’s Risen, Death No More
177. Haec Dies
178. O Filii Et Filiæ
179. Hail The Holy Day Of Days!
180. Thy Sacred Race, O Lord, Is Run
181. O Thou Eternal King Most High
182. Our Lord Is Risen From The Dead
183. Veni Creator Spiritus
184. See The Paraclete Descending
185. Holy Spirit, Come And Shine
186. Creator-Spirit, All-Divine
187. Come, Holy Ghost, Send Down Those Beams
188. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
189. Have Mercy On Us, God Most High
Corpus Christi
190. Sing, My Joyful Tongue, The Mystery
191. Lauda Sion
192. Sweet Saviour! Bless Us Ere We Go
193. Hear Thy Children, Gentle Jesus
194. Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom
195. Faith of Our Fathers
196. Yes, Heaven Is The Prize
197. Pity, My God, ‘Tis For Our Loved Land
198. Veni Iesu, Amor Mi
199. Vivat! Vivat! Vivat Pastor bonus!
200. At The Commencement
201. At The Offertory
202. At The Sanctus
Guardian Angel
203. Dear Angel, Ever At My Side
204. Bless Me, Befriend Me, Sweet Angel, I Pray
St. Michael, Archangel
205. Michael, Prince Of Highest Heaven
206. Know Ye That Angels Silently Glide
207. O God! How Ought My Grateful Heart
208. Hark, Hark, My Soul
209. Litany Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
210. Litany Of The Sacred Heart
211. Litany Of The Saints
Te Deum Laudamus
212. Te Deum Laudamus
Vidi Aquam
213. Vidi Aquam
Asperges Me
214. Asperges Me
Mass Settings
215. Missa De Angelis*
216. Short Choral Mass In E Flat* (I do not know where to locate recordings of this Mass setting – composer attributed to Sisters of Notre Dame)
*Each of these would include the appropriate texts from the Ordinary of the Mass:

Agnus Dei
217. Responses At High Mass
218. Missa Pro Defunctis
–Sequence:Dies Iræ Dies Illa
Agnus Dei

Little Office Of The Immaculate Conception:
Matins: Salve, Mundi Domina/Hail Queen Of The Heavens!
Prime: Salve, Virgo Sapiens/Hail, Virgin Most Wise!
Terce: Salve, Arca Fœderis/Hail, Solomon’s Throne
Sext: Salve, Virgo Puerpera/Hail, Virginal Mother!
None: Salve, Urbe Refugii/Hail, City Of Refuge!
Vespers: Salve, Horologium/Hail, Dial Of Achaz
Compline: Salve, Virgo Florens/Hail Mother Most Pure!
Commendation: Supplices Offerimus/These Praises And Prayers

The music for all the hymns in this hymnal has been prepared in MIDI format and may be found here.

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