Tag Archives: Hymns of the Primitive Church

‘Gainst What Foemen Art Thou Rushing

This hymn was used for Nocturns for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. ‘Gainst what foemen … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, Come (Chandler)

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, … Continue reading

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‘Tis For Conquering Kings To Gain

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736).  This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church: ‘Tis for … Continue reading

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

This is a traditional Christmas carol which first appeared in Tate & Brady’s metrical version of the Psalms. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church, Hymns Ancient and … Continue reading

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What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright

This hymn was used for Vespers I for Epiphany in the Paris Breviary(1736).  This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church: What star is this, with beams so bright, Which shame … Continue reading

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All Praise To Thee My God This Night

All praise to Thee, my God, this night, For all the blessings of the light! Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, Beneath Thine own almighty wings. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, The ill that I this … Continue reading

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O Happy Day, When First Was Poured

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736).  This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church: Oh, happy day, … Continue reading

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