Tag Archives: John Keble

Ave Maria Blessèd Maid

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). It is listed under Saints’ Days: St. Mary the Virgin: Ave Maria blessèd Maid: Lily of Eden’s fragrant shade! Who can express the love That … Continue reading

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Oh Captain Of God’s Host, Whose Dreadful Might

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was originally written for use on Michaelmas Day. Oh captain of God’s host, whose dreadful … Continue reading

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Lord, In Thy Name Thy Servants Plead

This hymn was written for Rogation Days, a period of abstinence and penance in preparation for the Solemnity of the Ascension. The Major Rogation falls on April 25 and the Minor Rogation Days fall on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday … Continue reading

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Word Supreme Before Creation

This hymn is for the Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist (Dec. 27). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861): Word Supreme, before creation Born of God eternally, Who didst will for … Continue reading

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When God of Old Came Down From Heaven

This is Rev. Keble’s full, original text from an 1837 edition of The Christian Year: When God of old came down from Heaven, In power and wrath He came; Before His feet the clouds were riven, Half darkness and half … Continue reading

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The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden

The voice that breathed o’er Eden, That earliest wedding day, The primal wedding blessing, It hath not passed away. Still in the pure espousal Of Christian man and maid The Holy Three are with us, The threefold grace is said. … Continue reading

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