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The Great Advent Antiphons (The English Hymnal)

The following are the translations of the Great Advent Antiphons (The “O” Antiphons) as they appear in The English Hymnal (1906). Links to the original Latin text for each are included in the Latin title for each below: Dec. 16 … Continue reading

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Drop Down Ye Heavens From Above

This is the traditional Advent Prose. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) were it is listed as an Advent prose: Antiphon: Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the … Continue reading

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When Came In Flesh The Incarnate Word

This hymn is listed for Advent in The English Hymnal. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): When came in flesh the incarnate Word, The heedless world slept on, And only simple … Continue reading

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The Advent Of Our God (Packer)

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns (Matins) during Advent in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the original text as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): The advent of our God With eager prayers we … Continue reading

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Saviour Eternal!

This was the sequence hymn for the First Sunday of Advent in the Sarum Missal. This is the text as  it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Saviour eternal! Health and life of the world unfailing, Light everlasting! And in … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! (Lacey)

This hymn is based on the great “O Antiphons” of Advent from the Breviary. O come, O come, Emmanuel! Redeem thy captive Israel, That into exile drear is gone Far from the face of God’s dear Son. Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! … Continue reading

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High Word Of God, Who Once Didst Come

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. It is used for Vespers on Mondays I, V & … Continue reading

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