Tag Archives: Ancient Hymns

God Of All Grace, Thy Mercy Send

This hymn is a translation of the deacon’s litany during the Vespers service for the Byzantine liturgy. This the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900): Deacon. Let us complete our evening … Continue reading

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Lord, To Our Humble Prayers Attend

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900) where it listed under the header “Ἐκτενη or Great Collect”: Lord, to our humble prayers attend, Let Thou Thy peace from heaven … Continue reading

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The Sanctus

This hymn is sung after the preface and immediately before the canon of the Mass (called the anaphora in the East) in the Eucharistic liturgies of both the eastern and the western Church. It is derived from Isaiah 6:3 and … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed

The Nicene (or Niceno-Constantinopolitan) Creed is recited at every Mass/Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Feast Days in both the Roman/Latin and the Byzantine/Greek Churches. The Byzantine liturgy also recites the creed daily at Apodeipnon(Compline): This is the Latin text of … Continue reading

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The Gloria

This hymn is part of the Ordinary of the Mass in the Roman Rite and other western liturgies and is sung on Sunday Masses and Masses for Feasts of Solemnities throughout the year, except on Sundays in Lent. In the … Continue reading

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The Kyrie

This is from the Ordinary of the Mass. It is not Latin, but is Greek. It is used in both the Extraordinary Form and the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Mass: This is the text used in … Continue reading

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O King Enthroned On High

This hymn is based on a prayer from the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and of St. Basil the Great. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900): O … Continue reading

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Father Of Spirits, Whose Divine Control

This hymn is used as a hymn for Vespers in the Office of the Dead of the Mozarabic Breviary.  This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as … Continue reading

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From Glory To Glory Advancing, We Praise Thee, O Lord

This hymn is a paraphrase based on the dismissal prayers at the end of The Divine Liturgy of St. James. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed … Continue reading

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O Strength And Stay Upholding All Creation

This hymn is used for None on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for None in the Sarum Breviary. In the Mozarabic Breviary, it is … Continue reading

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