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AT THE LAMB’S HIGH FEAST WE SING (EASTER HYMN)

AT THE LAMB’S HIGH FEAST WE SING (EASTER HYMN)

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Praise to our victorious King,

Who hath washed us in the tide

Flowing from his pierced side;

 

Praise we him whose love divine

Gives the guests his Blood for wine,

Gives his Body for the feast,

Love the Victim, Love the Priest.

 

Where the Paschal Blood is poured,

Death’s dark Angel sheathes his sword;

Israel’s hosts triumphant go

Through the wave that drowns the foe.

 

Christ the Lamb whose Blood was shed,

Paschal victim, Paschal bread;

With sincerity and love

Eat we Manna from above.

 

Mighty Victim from the sky,

Powers of hell beneath thee lie;

Death is conquered in the fight;

Thou hast brought us life and light.

 

Now the banner thou dost wave;

Vanquished Satan and the grave;

Angels join his praise to tell –

See o’erthrown the prince of hell.

 

Paschal triumph, Paschal joy,

Only sin can this destroy;

From the death of sin set free,

Souls reborn, dear Lord, in thee.

 

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,

Father, unto thee we raise;

Risen Lord, all praise to thee,

Ever with the Spirit be.

Amen.

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

 

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O HERALD OF THE HEAVENLY KING (HYMN)

O HERALD OF THE HEAVENLY KING (HYMN)

O herald of the heavenly King,

She left her father’s house to bring

Her message, Christ, to foreign lands,

Or shed her blood upon their sands.

 

But kindlier death, Teresa waits

To claim thee. Love, that compensates

The longing heart, will wound and smite

Thee down, yet all thy love requite.

 

O sacrifice of love divine,

Set all our hearts on fire, like thine;

And pray that we may be kept free

From flames of hell, who call on thee.

 

Praise to the Father, with the Son

And Paraclete, forever One:

To thee, O Holy Trinity,

Be praise for all eternity.

Amen.

 

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

 
 

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E’EN HEAVEN ITSELF GOD SET ASIDE (HYMN)

E’EN HEAVEN ITSELF GOD SET ASIDE (HYMN)

E’en heaven itself God set aside

In Maiden Mother to abide,

To clothe himself in earthly clay,

Our Ransomer, for men to slay.

 

The Maiden  brought him forth to light

To save us from our sorry plight;

He bought us with his very Blood

On Cross ‘mid pain in cruel flood.

 

May joyful hope, – a welcome guest,

Drive terror forth from every breast:

Our tears and prayers the Son will heed

If Mother for us intercede.

 

The Son accepts the Mother’s prayer;

Where rest her wishes, his are there.

Then let us love her each and all

And in the strife upon her call.

 

Be glory to the Three-in-One

Who ‘riched the Virgin with the Son;

To God in heaven let earth upraise

Through age on age a hymn of praise.

Amen.

 

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

 

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O GREAT APOSTLE PAUL (HYMN)

O great Apostle Paul, may thy great wisdom teach

Our earth-bound souls to strive with thee the skies to reach;

Till that which perfect is shall shine with fuller glow,

And that be done away, which here in part we know.

 

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 days of all eternity. Amen.

 

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FATHER, GRANT THAT WE MAY TAKE JESUS CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS AS OUR MODEL

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, to provide an example of humility for mankind, you ordained that our Saviour should become man and submit to the cross; in your goodness grant that we may take his sufferings as our model and so share in his resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
 

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MAY WE BE REVIVED BY THE HEALING COMFORT OF YOUR GRACE

Let us pray.

Almighty God, may we, who are deservedly prostrate on account of our misdeeds, be revived by the healing comfort of your grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Prayers for Today

 

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REACH OUT YOUR ALL-POWERFUL RIGHT HAND

Let us pray.

O almighty God, listen to the prayers of your humble servants, and for our protection reach out your all-powerful right hand. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Prayers for Today

 

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