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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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CHRISTIAN! DO YOU SEE THEM (HYMN)

– Lent –

You should be awake, and praying not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (Mt 26:41).

 

Christian! do you see them

On the holy ground,

How the powers of darkness

Rage your steps around?

Christian! up and smite them,

Counting gain but loss;

In the strength that fills you

From the holy cross.

 

Christian! do you feel them,

How they work within,

Striving, tempting, luring,

Goading into sin?

Christian! never tremble;

Never be downcast;

Gird yourself for battle;

Watch, and pray, and fast.

– St Andrew of Crete, tr. John Mason Neale

 

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O PETER, SHEPHERD GOOD (HYMN)

O Peter, Shepherd good, our voices sing of thee;

Thy very word had might from chains of sin to free;

To thee; by power divine, the mystic keys were given,

Which ope the skies to men, or close the gates of heaven.

 

All honour, might, and power, and hymns of joy we bring,

While to the Trinity eternal praise we sing:

He rules the universe in wondrous unity,

And shall, throughout the day of all eternity. Amen.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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PETER, WHATEVER THOU SHALT BIND ON EARTH (HYMN)

Peter, whatever thou shalt bind on earth,

The same is bound above the starry sky;

What here thy delegated power doth loose,

Is loosed in heaven’s supreme st court on high;

To judgment shalt thou come, when the world’s end is nigh.

 

Praise to the Father through all ages be!

The same to thee, O co-eternal Son!

And Holy Spirit, one glorious Trinity;

To whom all majesty and might belong;

So sing we now, and such be our eternal song. Amen.

 
 

BEHOLD, IT WAS THE CRUEL HORDE OF OUR PROUD SINS THAT SMOTE THE LORD (HYMN)

Behold, it was the cruel horde

Of our proud sins that smote the Lord,

And drove the undeserved dart

To wound God’s innocent, pure heart.

 

They guided the uncertain spear

The Roman soldier wielded, near;

The direful iron he thrust within

Was pointed by our mortal sin.

 

But from thy pierced side, O Christ,

Is born the Church, thy bride unpierced;

Salvation’s Ark receives a door

For all mankind, forevermore.

 

Unending grace, a sevenfold flood,

Flows forth from thence; wherein thy Blood.

O Lamb of God, can cleanse our stain

And wash our garments white again.

 

O may we not return to shame

And sin, that blessed Heart to maim;

But rather light the flame of love

Within us, like to that above.

 

Jesus, to thee be glory given,

Who from thy Heart dost grace outpour,

With Father and with Holy Spirit,

Through endless ages evermore. Amen.

 
 

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AVE, STAR OF OCEAN (HYMN)

Ave, Star of ocean,

Child divine who barest,

Mother, ever Virgin,

Heaven’s portal fairest.

 

Taking that sweet Ave

Erst by Gabriel spoken,

Eva’s name reversing,

Be of peace the token.

 

Break the sinners’ fetters,

Light to blind restoring,

All our ills dispelling,

Every boon imploring.

 

Show thyself a Mother

In thy supplication;

He will hear who chose thee

At his Incarnation.

 

Maid all maids excelling,

Passing meek and lowly,

Win for sinners pardon,

Make us chaste and holy.

 

As we onward journey

Aid our weak endeavour,

Till we gaze on Jesus

And rejoice forever.

 

Father, Son and Spirit,

Three in One confessing,

Give we equal glory

Equal praise and blessing. Amen.

 
 

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AND TO ALL CHRISTIAN NATIONS GRANT REPOSE (HYMN)

Be thou, the guardian of thy native land,

And to all Christian nations grant repose

From din of arms, and every hostile band –

From all our borders drive away our foes.

 

On thee our hopes are built, as on a tower;

Receive the homage we now humbly pay,

The vows which Rome accomplishes this hour,

With pious rites, and canticles’ sweet lay.

 

Keep far from us all dangerous delight,

O God, who comfortest thy Martyrs’ pain;

One God in Persons Three, bestow thy light

Wherewith thou makest strong thy Martyrs slain. Amen.

 
 

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