Lyra Catholica: Containing All The Breviary And Missal Hymns With Others From Various Sources – Fr. Edward Caswall, 1849

**Note: All of the Latin texts referenced in this book will follow the notes indicating Extraordinary Form or Pope Urban VIII’s 1632 revision of the Roman Breviary.

Hymns from the Breviary**
Part I. Hymns for the Week
Sunday
Matins
1. This Day the Blessed Trinity
From the Octave of Pentecost to the Sunday Nearest the First of October
2. Let Us Arise and Watch Ere Dawn of Light
Lauds
3. Dread Framer of the Earth and Sky!
From the Octave of Pentecost to the Sunday Nearest the First of October
4. Lo, Fainter Now Lie Spread the Shades of Night
Hymn at Prime on Sundays and Week-Days Throughout the Year
5. Now Doth the Sun Ascend the Sky
Hymn at Terce on Sundays and Week-Days Throughout the Year
6. Come, Holy Ghost, and Through Each Heart
Hymn at Sext on Sundays and Week-Days Throughout the Year
7. Lord of Eternal Truth and Might!
Hymn at None on Sundays and Week-Days Throughout the Year
8. O Thou True Life of All That Live!
Vespers (On Sunday When No Other Hymn Is Appointed)
9. O Blest Creator of the Light!
Monday
Matins
10. Our Limbs with Tranquil Sleep Refresh’d
Lauds
11. O Thou the Father’s Image Blest!
Vespers
12. Lord of Immensity Sublime!
Tuesday
Matins
13. Pure Light of Light! Eternal Day!
Lauds
14. Now, While the Herald Bird of Day
Vespers
15. O Bounteous Framer of the Globe!
Wednesday
Matins
16. O Blest Creator of the World!
Lauds
17. Ye Mist and Darkness, Cloud and Storm
Vespers
18. Lord of Eternal Purity!
Thursday
Matins
19. The Pall of Night O’ershades the Earth
Lauds
20. Now with the Rising Golden Dawn
Vespers
21. Lord of All Power! At Whose Command
Friday
Matins
22. O Thou! Who Dost All Nature Sway
Lauds
23. Eternal Glory of the Heav’ns!
Vespers
24. Maker of Men! Who by Thyself
Saturday
Matins
25. O Thou Eternal Source of Love!
Lauds
26. The Dawn Is Sprinkling in the East
Vespers
27. Now Doth the Fiery Sun Decline
Hymns At Compline (On Sundays and Week-Days Throughout the Year)
28. Now With the Fast-Departing Light
Antiphons of the Blessed Virgin
From the First Sunday in Advent to the Feast of the Purification
29. Mother of Christ! Hear Thou Thy People’s Cry
From the Purification of the Blessed Virgin to Palm Sunday
30. Hail, O Queen of Heav’n Enthron’d!
From Easter Sunday to Whitsunday
31. Joy to Thee, O Queen of Heaven! Alleluia
From Trinity Sunday to the Last Sunday After Pentecost
32. Mother of Mercy, Hail, O Gentle Queen!
Part II. Hymns from the Proper of the Season
On Sundays and Week-days during Advent
Vespers
33. Creator of the Starry Frame!
Matins.
34. O Thou, Who Thine Own Father’s Breast
Lauds
35. Hark! An Awful Voice Is Sounding
Christmas-Day
Vespers and Matins
36. Jesu, Redeemer of the World!
Lauds
37. From the Far-blazing Gate of Morn
The Holy Innocents
Matins
38. When It Reach’d the Tyrant’s Ear
Lauds and Vespers
39. Lovely Flowers of Martyrs, Hail!
Epiphany
Vespers and Matins
40. O Cruel Herod! Why Thus Fear
Lauds
41. Bethlehem! Of Noblest Cities
Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Vespers
42. Jesu! The Very Thought of Thee
Matins
43. O Jesu! King Most Wonderful!
Lauds
44. O Jesu! Thou the Beauty Art
Friday After Septuagesima Sunday
Vespers and Matins
45. See from on High, Array’d in Truth and Grace
Lauds
46. Daughter of Sion! Cease Thy Bitter Tears
Friday after Sexagesima Sunday
Vespers
47. Now Let Us Sit and Weep
Matins
48. See! Where in Shame the God of Glory Hangs
Lauds
49. O’erwhelm’d in Depths of Woe
Friday After Quinquagesima Sunday
Vespers and Matins
50. Daughters of Sion! Royal Maids!
Lauds
51. Christ’s Peerless Crown Is Pictur’d In
On Sundays and Week-days in Lent Till Passion Sunday
Vespers
52. Thou Loving Maker of Mankind
Matins
53. Now with the Slow-revolving Year
Lauds
54. The Darkness Fleets, and Joyful Earth
Friday After the First Sunday in Lent
Vespers
55. What Tongue, Illustrious Spear, Can Duly Sound
Matins
56. Hail, Spear and Nails! Erewhile Despis’d
Lauds
57. Oh, Turn Those Blessed Points, All Bath’d
Friday After the Second Sunday in Lent
Vespers
58. The Glories of that Sacred Winding Sheet
Matins
59. This Day the Wond’rous Mystery
Lauds
60. Jesu! As Though Thyself Wert Here
Friday After the Third Sunday in Lent
Matins, Lauds, Vespers, as on Passion-Sunday
Friday After the Fourth Sunday in Lent
Vespers
61. Forth Let the Long Procession Stream
Matins
62. He Who Once in Righteous Vengeance
Lauds
63. Hail Wounds! Which Through Eternal Years
Passion-Sunday
Vespers
64. Forth Comes the Standard of the King
Matins
65. Sing, My Tongue, the Saviour’s Glory
Lauds
66. Thus Did Christ to Perfect Manhood
Low-Sunday and Through Easter to Ascension-Day
Vespers
67. Now at the Lamb’s High Royal Feast
Matins
68. O Thou, the Heaven’s Eternal King!
Lauds
69. The Dawn Was Purpling O’er the Sky
The Ascension of Our Lord
Vespers and Lauds
70. O Thou Pure Light of Souls that Love
Matins
71. O Thou Eternal King Most High!
Whit-Sunday (Pentecost)
Vespers
72. Come, O Creator Spirit Blest!
Matins
73. Above the Starry Spheres
Lauds
74. Again the Slowly Circling Year
Trinity-Sunday
Vespers
75. Now Doth the Fiery Sun Decline
Matins
76. O Thou Eternal Source of Love!
Lauds
77. O Thou! Who Dost All Nature Sway
Feast of Corpus Christi
Vespers
78. Sing, My Tongue, the Saviour’s Glory
Matins
79. Let Us with Hearts Renew’d
Lauds
80. The Word, Descending from Above
Friday After the Octave of Corpus Christi (Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Vespers
81. Jesu, Creator of the World!
Matins
82. Lo! How the Savage Crew
Lauds
83. Ark of the Covenant! Not That
Another Office of the Same Feast
Vespers and Matins
84. All Ye Who Seek a Certain Cure
Lauds
85. To Christ, the Prince of Peace
Part III. Hymns from the Proper of Saints
St. Peter’s Chair at Rome – January 18
Vespers and Matins
86. Peter, Whatever Thou Shalt Bind On Earth
Lauds
87. Peter, Blest Shepherd! Hear Our Piteous Cry
Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle – January 25
Vespers and Matins
88. Lead Us, Great Teacher Paul, In Wisdom’s Ways
St. Martina, Virgin and Martyr – January 30
Vespers
89. Lift To The Skies, Great Rome, Martina’s Name
Matins
90. The Agonizing Hooks, The Rending Scourge
Lauds
91. Protect Thy Native Land, O Spirit Blest!
St. Gabriel the Archangel – March 18
Vespers and Matins
92. O Christ! The Beauty Of The Angel Worlds!
St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – March 19
Vespers
93. Joseph, Pure Spouse Of That Immortal Bride
Matins
94. Joseph! Our Certain Hope Of Life!
Lauds
95. Worshipp’d Throughout The Church To Earth’s Far Ends
Friday after Passion Sunday – Feast of the Seven Dolours of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Vespers
96. At The Cross Her Station Keeping
Matins
97. Holy Mother! Pierce Me Through
Lauds
98. Virgin Of All Virgins Best!
St. Hermenegild, Martyr – April 13
Vespers and Lauds
99. Glory Of Iberia’s Throne!
Matins
100. From The Truth Thy Soul To Turn
The Apparition of St. Michael The Archangel – May 8
Vespers and Matins
101. O Jesu! Life-Spring Of The Soul!
St. Venantius – May 18
Vespers
102. Unconquer’d Martyr Of His God!
Matins
103. Noble Champion Of The Lord!
Lauds
104. The Golden Star Of Morn
The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Help of Christians – May 24
Vespers and Matins
105. Ofttimes, When Hemm’d Around By Hostile Arms
Lauds
106. Mother Of Our Lord and Saviour!
St. Juliana Falconieri, Virgin – June 19
Vespers and Matins
107. To Be The Lamb’s Celestial Bride
Nativity of St. John the Baptist – June 24
Vespers
108. Unloose, Great Baptist, Our Sin-Fetter’d Lips
Matins
109. In Caves Of The Lone Wilderness Thy Youth
Lauds
110. O Blessed Saint, Of Snow-White Purity!
SS. Peter and Paul the Apostles – June 29
Vespers
111. Bath’d In Eternity’s All-Beauteous Beam
St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal – July 8
Vespers and Matins
112. Pure, Meek, With Soul Serene
Lauds
113. Riches And Regal Throne, For Christ’s Dear Sake
St. Mary Magdalene – July 22
Vespers
114. Father of Lights! One Glance Of Thine
Matins
115. His Sacred Feet With Tears Of Agony
Lauds
116. Son Of The Highest! Deign To Cast
St. Peter’s Chains – August 1
Vespers
117. The Lord Commands; And, Lo, His Iron Chains
The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ – August 6
Vespers and Matins
118. All Ye Who Seek, In Hope An Love
Lauds
119. Light Of The Soul, O Saviour Blest!
Feast Of The Seven Dolours Of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Third Sunday In September
Vespers
120. What A Sea Of Tears And Sorrow
Matins
121. Come, Darkness, Spread O’er Heav’n Thy Pall
Lauds
122. God, In Whom All Grace Doth Dwell!
Feast of the Most Holy Guardian Angels – October 2
Vespers and Matins
123. Praise We Those Ministers Celestial
Lauds
124. Ruler Of The Dread Immense!
Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Second Sunday in October
Matins
125. The Saviour Left High Heav’n To Dwell
Lauds
126. Mother Of Almighty God!
Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Third Sunday in October
Vespers
127. Blest Guardian Of All Virgin Souls!
Matins
128. Star of Jacob, Ever Beaming
St. Teresa, Virgin – October 15
Vespers and Lauds
129. Blest Messenger of Heaven! Thou Didst
Matins
130. This Day, Beneath The Form
St. John Cantius, Confessor – October 20
Vespers
131. O Glory And High Boast
Matins
132. Thy Body With Long Fastings Worn
Lauds
133. Saint Of Sweetest Majesty!
Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel – October 25
Vespers and Matins
134. Jesu, Brightness Of The Father!
Lauds
135. O Christ The Glory Of The Angel Choirs!
Feast Of All Saints – November 1
Vespers and Matins
136. O Christ, Thy Guilty People Spare!
Lauds
137. Giver Of Life, Eternal Lord!
Part IV. Hymns Belonging to the Common of Saints
Hymns on the Festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary Throughout the Year
Vespers

138. Gentle Star Of Ocean!
Matins
139. The Lord, Whom Earth, And Sea, And Sky
Lauds
140. O Queen Of All The Virgin Choir!
The above hymns are also used in the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the addition of the following:-
At Terce, Sext, None and Compline
141.Remember, O Creator Lord!
Common of Apostles and Evangelists
Vespers and Lauds
142. Now Let The Earth With Joy Resound
Matins
143. The Lord’s Eternal Gifts
Of Apostles and Evangelists during Easter
Vespers and Matins
144. When Christ, By His Own Servants Slain
Lauds
145. Now Daily Shines The Sun More Fair
Of One Martyr
Vespers and Matins
146. O Thou, Of All Thy Warriors Lord
Lauds
147. Martyr Of Unconquer’d Might!
Of Many Martyrs
Vespers
148. Sing We The Peerless Deeds Of Martyr’d Saints
Matins
149. Sing We The Martyrs Blest
Lauds
150. O Thou, The Martyrs’ Glorious King!
Of Many Martyrs During Easter Time
Same as above at 148 and 149 with specified exceptions
Of a Confessor and Bishop
Vespers and Matins
151. The Confessor of Christ, From Shore To Shore
Lauds
152. Redeemer Blest Of All Who Live!
Of a Confessor not a Bishop
Vespers and Matins
See 151.
Lauds
153. Jesu! Eternal Truth Sublime!
Of Virgins
Vespers and Lauds
154. Thou Crown Of All The Virgin Choir!
Matins
155. O Thou Thy Mother’s Maker, Hail!
Of Holy Women
Vespers and Lauds
156. High Let Us All Our Voices Raise
Matins
See 155.
Of the Dedication of a Church
Vespers and Matins
157. Jerusalem, Thou City Blest!
Lauds
158. From Highest Heav’n, The Father’s Son
Hymns from the Missal
Palm Sunday
159. Glory And Praise To Thee, Redeemer Blest!
Good Friday
160. Faithful Cross, O Tree All Beauteous!
Sequence, Easter-Sunday
161. Forth To The Paschal Victim, Christians, Bring
Sequence, Whit-Sunday
162. Holy Spirit! Lord Of Light!
Sequence, Solemnity of Corpus Christi
163. Sion, Lift Thy Voice, And Sing
Sequence, Mass for the Dead
164. Nigher Still, And Still More Nigh
Hymns from Various Sources
At Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Rhyme of St. Thomas Aquinas
165. O Godhead Hid, Devoutly I Adore Thee
Prose
166. Hail to Thee! True Body, Sprung
Hymn for Christmas-Day
167.Oh Come! All Ye Faithful!
Hymn for Easter-Sunday
168. Ye Sons And Daughters Of The Lord!
For Other Benediction Hymn, see numbers 70, 71, 78, 79, 80, 96, 97, 98, 163
From the Office of the Immaculate Conception
At Matins
169. Hail, Queen of the Heavens!
At Prime
170. Hail, Virgin Most Wise!
At Terce
171. Hail, Solomon’s Throne!
At Sext
172. Hail, Virginal Mother!
At None
173. Hail, City Of Refuge!
At Vespers
174. Hail, Dial of Achaz!
At Compline
175. Hail, Mother Most Pure!
The Commendation
176. These Praises And Prayers
Other Hymns
Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary – July 26
177. Spotless Anna! Juda’s Glory!
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – September 8
178. Sweet Morn! Thou Parent Of The Sun!
Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – March 25
179. The Angel Spake the Word
Another Hymn for the same Feast
180. What Mortal Tongue Can Sing Thy Praise
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – July 2
181. Whither Thus, In Holy Rapture
Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary – February 2
182. O Sion! Open Wide Thy Gates
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15
183. Rejoice, O Ye Spirits And Angels On High!
Hymn from the Responsory of St. Joseph
184. To All, Who Would Holily Live
Hymn from the Responsory of St. Peter
185. Seek Ye A Patron To Defend
Hymn from the Responsory of St. Paul
186. All Ye Who Groan, Beneath
Hymn from the Responsory of St. Pius the Fifth
187. Wars And Tumults Fill the Earth
Feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr – December 26
188. O Captain of the Martyr Host!
Feast of St. John the Evangelist – December 27
189. The Life Which God’s Incarnate Word
Another Hymn for the same Feast
190. An Exile For The Faith
Hymn to Jesus
191. O Jesu! Our Redemption!
Hymn to the Holy Ghost
192. Come, O Creator Spirit!
Hymn for Sunday Morning
193. Again the Sunday Morn
Hymn of St. Francis Xavier
194. My God, I Love Thee Not Because

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