Tag Archives: Ancient Hymns

Glad Sight! The Holy Church

According to John Julian in the Dictionary of Hymnology, this hymn comes from the Office for Baptism of the Church at Jerusalem. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Fitted to the Order of … Continue reading

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Joy! Because The Circling Year

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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Little Flowers Of Martyrdom

This hymn was used for Nocturns and Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28) in the Paris Breviary (1736) This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary … Continue reading

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O Brightness Of The Eternal Father’s Face

This is an ancient hymn which is used in the Vespers service of the Byzantine Liturgy. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Church Hymns (1871) where it is listed as an evening hymn: O brightness … Continue reading

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O God, Who Canst Not Change Nor Fail

This hymn is used for Sext on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for Sext in the Sarum Breviary. In the Mozarabic Breviary it is used … Continue reading

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Psalm 138

This is the text of Psalm 138 (Psalm 137 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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Psalm 128

This is the text of Psalm 128 (Psalm 127 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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Psalm 130

This is the text of Psalm 130 (Psalm 129 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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Psalm 132

This is the text of Psalm 132 (Psalm 131 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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Psalm 127

This is the text of Psalm 127 (Psalm 126 LXX & Vul.) in the original Hebrew, as well as the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate,  and English translations from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Psalter (following the Hebrew) and Douay-Rheims … Continue reading

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