The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary

Isaac Williams

 London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839

 

HYMNS FOR THE SEASONS.

Contents

In Advent: At Midnight

Our God Approaches From The Skies

Instantis adventum Dei

In Advent: At The Mattins

Lo, The Baptist's Herald Cry

Jordanis oras prćvia

In Advent: At The Vespers

Deep Hidden, By Divine Decree

Statuta decreto Dei

In Advent: At The Compline

And Now, With Shades Of Night Opprest

In noctis umbrâ desides

On the Vigil of the Nativity: At The Compline.

Infant, Born The World To Free

Mundi Salus Qui Nasceris

On The Nativity: At The First Vespers.

Let All The Earth Her King Adore

Missum redemptorum polo

On The Nativity: At Midnight.

Away With Sorrow's Sigh

Jam desinant suspiria

On The Nativity: At The Vespers.

Jesu, Born The World To Free

Jesu, redemptor omnium

St. Stephen's Day: At Midnight.

Rightful Prince of Martyrs Thou

O qui tuo Dux martyrum

St. Stephen's Day: At The Mattins.

Why, Stern of Heart, and Dull of Ear

Quid, obstinata pectora

St. John The Evangelist's Day: At Midnight.

Thou, Whom Before the Rest

Tu quem prae reliquis Christus amaverat

St. John The Evangelist's Day: At the Mattins.

Oh, May My God, Whom Shade, And Night

Quem nox, quem tenebrae, densaque nubila

St. John The Evangelist's Day: At the Vespers.

Oh, For a Saint Like Thee

Sit qui rite canat te modo virgi

The Innocents' Day: At Midnight.

Little Flowers of Martyrdom

Salvete, Flores Martyrum

The Innocents' Day: At Midnight.

As the Wolf in Fierceness Sore

Molles In Agnos Ceu Lupus

On the Circumcision: At the First Vespers.

Ye Legal Elements, Your Clouds of Fear Remove

Debilis cessent elementa legis

On the Circumcision: At Midnight.

O Happy Day, When This Our State

Felix dies, quam proprio

On the Circumcision: At The Mattins.

When Christ Enter'd The World, And It Lay Still

Noxium Christus simul introivit

On the Circumcision: At The Second Vespers.

Let Earthly Tyrants Title Claim

Victis Sibi Cognomina

On The Epiphany: At The First Vespers.

What Is That Which Shines Afar

Quae Stella Sole Pulchrior

On The Epiphany: At The Mattins.

From Princely Walls in Eastern Pomp Array'd

Linquunt tecta Magi Principis urbis

On The Epiphany: At The Vespers.

Poor Wanderers, Who Make Your Prayer

Huc vos, ô miseri: surda relinquite

Until the Octave of the Epiphany: At Midnight

The Star Before Doth Stilly Glide

Quâ lapsu tacito stella loquacibus

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