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THY BODY WITH LONG FASTINGS WORN (HYMN)

THY BODY WITH LONG FASTINGS WORN (HYMN)

Thy body with long fastings worn;

Thy flesh with cruel scourgings torn;

‘Twas thine to live, O Blessed Saint,

A most unspotted penitent.

 

Oh, may we follow after thee,

In ways of holy purity!

And in the Spirit’s might control

Each evil passion of the soul!

 

Thou on the poor in winter’s snow

Oft thy own raiment didst bestow:

By hunger or by thirst oppressed,

They flew to thy parental breast.

 

O thou, who nothing didst deny

To those who sought thy charity,

Thy native land from harm defend,

And peace to all her borders send!

 

Praise to the Father, with the Son,

And Holy Spirit, Three in One;

Jesu, through thy dear servant’s prayer,

May we thy joys eternal share.

Amen.

 

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

 

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ALL YE WHO WOULD THE CHRIST DESCRY (HYMN)

ALL YE WHO WOULD THE CHRIST DESCRY (HYMN)

All ye who would the Christ descry,

Lift up your eyes to him on high:

There mortal gaze hath strength to see

The token of his majesty.

 

A wondrous sign we there behold,

That knows not death nor groweth old

Sublime, Most High, that cannot fade,

That was ere earth and heaven were made.

 

Here is the King the Gentiles fear,

The Jews’ most mighty King is here

Promised to Abraham of yore,

And to his seed forevermore.

 

‘Tis the Prophets’ words foretold,

And by their signs shown forth of old;

The Father’s witness hath ordained

That we should hear with faith unfeigned.

 

Jesu, to thee our praise we pay,

To little ones revealed today,

With Father and Blest Spirit One

Until the ages’ course is done.

 

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

 
 

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RULER OF THE DREAD IMMENSE (HYMN)

RULER OF THE DREAD IMMENSE (HYMN)

Ruler of the dread immense!

Maker of this mighty frame!

Whose eternal providence

Guides it, as from thee it came;

 

Low before thy throne we bend;

Hear our supplicating cries;

And thy light celestial send

With the freshly dawning skies.

 

King of kings, and Lord most High!

This of thy dear love we pray:

May the Guardian Angel nigh,

Keep us from all sin this day.

 

May he crush the deadly wiles

Of the envious serpent’s art,

Ever spreading cunning toils

Round about the thoughtless heart.

 

May he scatter ruthless war

Ere to this our land it come;

Plague and famine drive away,

Fix securely peace at home.

 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

One eternal Trinity!

Guard by thy Angelic host

Us who put our trust in thee.

Amen.

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

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Inspirational Hymns

 

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CHRIST, OF THE ANGELS PRAISE AND ADORATION (HYMN)

CHRIST, OF THE ANGELS PRAISE AND ADORATION (HYMN)

Christ, of the Angels praise and adoration.

Father and Saviour thou, of every nation,

Graciously grant us all to gain a station,

Where thou art reigning.

 

Angel Physician, health on man bestowing,

Raphael send us from the skies all glowing,

All sickness curing, wisest counsel showing

In doubt and danger.

 

May the fair Mother of the Light be o’er us,

Virgin of peace, with all the Angel chorus,

And may the heavenly army go before us,

Guiding and guarding.

 

O may the Godhead, endless bliss possessing,

Father, Son, Spirit, grant to us this blessing;

All his creation joins his praise confessing,

Now and forever.

Amen.

 

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

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2019 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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COME, HOLY GHOST, CREATOR, COME (HYMN)

1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
from thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all thine own.

2. Thou who art called the Paraclete,
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

3. Thou who art sev’nfold in thy grace,
finger of God’s right hand;
his promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.

4. O guide our minds with thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with thy strength, which ne’er decays,
confirm our mortal frame.

5. Far from us drive our deadly foe;
true peace unto us bring;
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath thy sacred wing.

6. Through thee may we the Father know,
through thee th’eternal Son,
and thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.

7. All glory to the Father be,
with his co-equal Son:
the same to thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run.

 

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