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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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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Awake My Soul, And With The Sun

PART I. Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise, To pay thy morning sacrifice. Thy precious time misspent, redeem, Each present day thy last esteem, Improve thy … Continue reading

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O Lord Turn Not Thy Face From Me

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in Hymns Ancient & Modern (1867): O Lord, turn not Thy Face from me, Who lie in woeful state, Lamenting all my sinful life Before Thy mercy-gate; A gate which … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! Joyful, all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem! … Continue reading

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