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O GOD, OF THOSE THAT FOUGHT THY FIGHT (HYMN)

O GOD, OF THOSE THAT FOUGHT THY FIGHT (HYMN)

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been tried, he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. (Jm 1:12)

 

O God, of those that fought thy fight,

Portion, and prize, and crown of light,

Break every bond of sin and shame

As now we praise thy Martyr’s name.

 

He decked not of the world’s allure,

But sin and pomp of sin foreswore:

Knew all their gall, and passed them by,

And reached the throne prepared on high.

 

Bravely the course of pain he ran,

And bare his torments as a man:

For love of thee his blood outpoured,

And thus obtained the great reward.

 

With humble voice and suppliant word

We pray thee therefore, holy Lord,

While we the Martyr’s feast-day keep,

Forgive thy loved and erring sheep.

 

Glory and praise for aye be done

To God the Father, and the Son,

And Holy Spirit, who reign on high,

One God, to all eternity. Amen.

 

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

Brethren: We give thanks to God the Father, who has made us worthy to share the lot of the saints in light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Colossians 1:12-13)

 

CHRIST THE KINGĀ 

 

Now Christ unfurls, in triumph high,

His glorious banner in the sky:

Ye suppliant nations, kneel and praise

The King of kings with joyful lays.

 

He hath not won his kingdom here

By devastation, force, or fear;

But on the Cross uplifted high

By love alone draws all men nigh.

 

Now trebly blessed is the land

Obedient unto Christ’s command,

Which urges laws that prove the worth

Of heavenly edicts here on earth!

 

No armed rebellion kindles there,

Peace strengthens union everywhere,

And concord smiles; upon all sides

The civil order safe abides.

 

There married faith is kept secure;

There ripening youth is ever pure;

And modest households flourish, fair

With sweet and homely virtues, there.

 

Pour down that longed for light of thine

Upon us all, dear King divine;

And let the conquered world adore

In shining peace forevermore.

 

All glory, Lord, to thee, whose sway

The world’s dominion doth obey;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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JESUS, THE WORLD’S REDEEMER, HEAR (HYMN)

JESUS, THE WORLD’S REDEEMER, HEAR (HYMN)

Jesu, the world’s Redeemer, hear,

Thy Bishops’ fadeless crown, draw near:

Accept with gentlest love today

The prayers and praises that we pay.

 

The meek Confessor of thy Name

Today attained a glorious fame;

Whose yearly feast, in solemn state,

Thy faithful people celebrate.

 

The world and all its boasted good,

As vain and passing, he eschewed;

And therefore with Angelic bands,

In endless joy forever stands.

 

Grant then that we, most gracious God,

May follow in the steps he trod:

And, at his prayer, thy servants free

From stain of all iniquity.

 

To thee, O Christ, our loving King,

All glory, praise, and thanks we bring:

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

– From: An Approved English Translation

of the Breviarium Romanum,

Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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HAIL, THOU WHO MAN’S REDEEMER ART (HYMN)

HAIL, THOU WHO MAN’S REDEEMER ART (HYMN)

Hail, thou who man’s Redeemer art,

Jesu, the joy of every heart;

Great Maker of the world’s wide frame,

And purest love’s delight and flame:

 

What nameless mercy thee o’ercame,

To bear our load of sin and shame?

For guiltless, thou thy life didst give,

That sinful erring man might live.

 

The realms of woe are forced by thee,

Its captives from their chains set free;

And thou, amid thy ransomed train,

At God’s right hand dost victor reign.

 

Let mercy sweet with thee prevail,

To cure the wounds we now bewail;

Oh, bless us with thy holy sight,

And fill us with eternal light.

 

Our guide, our way to heavenly rest,

Be thou the aim of every breast;

Be thou the soother of our tears,

Our sweet reward in endless years.

Amen.

 

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LORD, TEACH US HOW TO PRAY ARIGHT (HYMN)

– Lent –

Lord, teach us how to pray aright

With reverence and fear;

Though dust and ashes in thy sight,

We may, we must draw near.

We perish if we cease from prayer,

O grant us pow’r to pray;

And when to meet thee we prepare,

Lord, meet us in the way.

– James Montgomery (1771-1854)

 

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HEAR, O THOU BOUNTEOUS MAKER, HEAR (HYMN)

– Lent –

Hear, O thou bounteous Maker, hear,

Our humble vows with gracious ear:

Turn not thy saving face away

Whilst on this solemn fast we pray.

 

Great searcher of our hearts, to thee

We here deplore our misery;

Behold, we to thy mercies fly,

Do thou thy healing grace apply.

– St Gregory the Great: Audi, Benigne Conditor (6th century)

 

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LORD, WHO THROUGHOUT THESE FORTY DAYS (HYMN)

– Lent –

Lord, who throughout these forty days

For us didst fast and pray.

Teach us with thee to mourn our sins,

And at thy side to stay.

 

As thou with Satan didst contend,

And didst the victory win.

O give us strength in thee to fight,

In thee to conquer sin.

 

And through these days of penitence,

And through thy Passiontide,

Yea, evermore, in life and death,

Jesus, with us abide.

– Claudia Frances Hernaman, 1873

 

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