Tag Archives: Ancient Hymns

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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Blest Martyr, Let Thy Triumph-Day

This hymn is a partial translation of a hymn used for Lauds for the Feast of Saint Vincent the Levite [of Saragossa], martyr (January 22) in the Mozarabic Breviary. It is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds in … Continue reading

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O Glorious King Of Martyr Hosts

This hymn is used for Lauds on feasts of more than one Martyr in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary and Office of Readings on the same type of feast in the Ordinary Form. It was also used for Lauds … Continue reading

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Rejoice! The Year Upon Its Way

This hymn is used for Lauds on Pentecost in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on Pentecost in the Sarum Breviary and as the hymn for Lauds & Vespers II … Continue reading

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O Christ, Our Joy, To Whom Is Given

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as the Morning Office … Continue reading

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His Cheering Message From The Grave

This hymn is used in multiple breviaries during Eastertide, however the translation below does not conform to any of the original Latin Breviary texts in how it is broken up and therefore I have not listed them here. It is … Continue reading

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The Day Draws On With Golden Light

This hymn is used in multiple breviaries during Eastertide, however the translation below does not conform to any of the original Latin Breviary texts in how it is broken up and therefore I have not listed them here. It is … Continue reading

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