Tag Archives: Christmastide

O Worship The Lord In The Beauty Of Holiness!

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906), which lists it under the hymns for Epiphany and notes that it is suitable till Septuagesima: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! … Continue reading

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Why, Impious Herod, Shouldst Thou Fear

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. This hymn was also … Continue reading

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All Hail, Ye Little Martyr Flowers

This hymn is used in the Office for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28) in the Roman and the Paris Breviaries. This translation does not follow the exact set of verses uses for either breviary however, so I … Continue reading

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The Lord And King Of All Things

This hymn is translated from the stichera for Vespers on the Feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26 for the Western Church, Dec. 27 for the Eastern Church) found in the Menaion in the Horlogion. This is the original text as … Continue reading

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The Great God Of Heaven Is Come Down To Earth

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). Is listed under Christmas in that hymnal with a note that it is suitable till Candlemas: The great God of heaven is come down to … Continue reading

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Let Sighing Cease And Woe

This hymn was used for Nocturns for Christmas in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Let sighing cease and woe, God from on high hath heard, Heaven’s … Continue reading

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Behold The Great Creator Makes

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). It is listed in that hymnal for Christmas with a note that it is suitable til Candlemas: Behold the great Creator makes Himself a house … Continue reading

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