The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Annus Sanctus

Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year.

Translated from the Sacred Offices by various Authors, with Modern, Original and other Hymns, and an  Appendix p. of Earlier Versions.

Selected and Arranged by
Orby Shipley

Vol. 1.
Seasons of the Church: Canonical Hours: And Hymns of our Lord.

London and New York
Burns and Oates

1884

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Part 1.

Contents.

Hymns from the Sacred Offices

Advent.

First Week of Advent

 

1. Creator alme siderum. Revised from Conditor alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Bright Maker of the Starry Poles. From the Evening Office of the Church, 1710. Based on the Primer of 1685, with alterations after the Primer of 1706, and both revised. Author unknown.

2. Verbum supernum prodiens E Patris. Revised from Verbum supernum prodiens a Patre. Gregorian Matins Breviary Hymn. Supernal Word, Proceeding From. From Verses on Various Occasions, 1868. John Henry, Cardinal Newman, 1834-1842.

3. Instantis adventum Dei. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by Charles Coffin, Rector of the University of Paris. The Coming Of Our God. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington, 1849-1850.

4. Vox clara ecce intonat. Original of En clara vox redarguit. Ambrosian Lauds Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary. Clear Rings A Voice; It Chides The World. Alfred, Lord Braye, 1883.

5. En clara vox redarguit. Ambrosian Lauds Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary. A Heavenly Voice And Early Ray. From the Primer, 1706. (Probably) John Dryden, 1685-1700.

6. Dies irŠ, dies illa. Sequence in Mass for the Dead, from the Missal. By Thomas of Celano, Order of Friars Minor, Thirteenth Century. Day of Wrath, That Day Whose Knelling. Justice John Chagan, 1874. 6

 

Second Week of Advent

7. Conditor alme siderum. Original of Creator alme siderum. From the Salisbury Breviary. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Thou Builder of the Starry Skies. Very Rev. Prior James A. Dominic Aylward, Order of Preachers, 1843-1850. 8

8. Verbum supernum prodiens E Patris. Revised from Verbum supernum prodiens a Patre. Gregorian Matins Breviary Hymn. O Thou, Who Thine Own Father's Breast. From Hymns and Poems, 1873. Father Edward Caswall, Birmingham Oratory, 1848. 9

9. Vox clara terris nos gravi. Lauds Hymn from the Breviary of Noyon. A Thrilling Voice Rings Clear and High. Father Henry Ignatius D. Ryder, Birmingham Oratory, 1883. 10

10. In Noctis Umbra Desides. Compline Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. When Clouds of Darkness Veil the Sky. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 10

11. Dies irŠ, dies illa. Sequence in Mass for the Dead, from the Missal. By Thomas of Celano, Order of Friars Minor, Thirteenth Century. Day of Wrath, The Heart Dismaying. F. J. P., 1860. 11

 

Third Week of Advent

12. Creator alme siderum. Revised from Conditor alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Maker of the Starry Sphere. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 13

13. Verbum supernum prodiens a Patre. Gregorian Matins Breviary Hymn. From the Salisbury Breviary. Supernal Word, Who Didst Proceed. John Charles Earle, 1883. 13

14. Jordanis oras prŠvia. Lauds Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. What Sound Doth Jordan's Streams Appal?, W. M. A. 1883. 14

15. En clara vox redarguit. Ambrosian Lauds Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary. Hark, An Awful Voice is Sounding. Father Edward Caswall, Birmingham Oratory, 1848. 15 [See: Vox clara ecce intonat]

16. Dies irŠ, dies illa. Sequence in Mass for the Dead, from the Missal. By Thomas of Celano, Order of Friars Minor, Thirteenth Century. That Day of Wrath, That Dreadful Day. From Prayers for the Dead. W. F. Wingfield, 1845. 15

 

Fourth Week of Advent

17. Conditor alme siderum. Original of Creator alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. O Thou, The Maker of Each Star. Alfred, Lord Braye, 1883. 17

18. Statuta decreto Dei. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. Predestinate of God Most High. W. M. A. 1883. 18

19. Verbum supernum prodiens e Patris. Gregorian Matins Breviary Hymn. The Period Is Come, And Lo, To-day. Primer, 1706. (Probably) John Dryden. 19

20. Instantis adventum Dei. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by Charles Coffin, Rector of the University of Paris. The Advent of Our God at Hand. L C. Earle, 1883. 20

21. En clara vox redarguit. Ambrosian Lauds Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary. Hark, A Joyful Voice is Thrilling. John Henry, Cardinal Newman, 1834-1842. 20

22. Dies irŠ, dies illa. Sequence in Mass for the Dead, from the Missal. By Thomas of Celano, Order of Friars Minor, Thirteenth Century. That Day of Wrath and Grief and Shame. Very Rev. Prior James A. Dominic Aylward, Order of Preachers, 1843-1850. 21

 

Christmas and Circumcision.

Part One.

23. Jesu Redemptor Onmium Quem Lucis. Revised from Christe redemptor gentium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Jesu, Our Soul's Redeeming Lord. From the Catholic Psalmist, 1859. Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin, 1857-1858. 24

24. Jam desinant suspiria. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C Coffin. Now Signs of Mourning Disappear. Alfred, Lord Braye, 1883. 25

25. Felix dies, quam proprio. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, for the Circumcision, by Benault, priest of Sens, 1726. Blest Day, When From The Saviour Flowed. A fragment. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 26

26. A Solis Ortus Cardine. An alphabetical Hymn. Lauds Breviary Hymn, by Caius Coelius Sedulius, Fifth Century. From Every Part O'er Which the Sun. Primer, 1706. (Probably) John Dryden. 26

27. Puer Natus in Bethlehem. From the Mayence Hymnary. A Boy is Born in Bethlehem. Father Henry Ignatius D. Ryder, Birmingham Oratory, 1883. 27

28. Adeste Fideles. Sequence, from the Cistercian Gradual, of the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century. In Triumph, Joy, and Holy Fear. Paraphrase of a longer version than is generally used. Verses 3, 4, 5, and 6, are here for the first time rendered into English. J. C. Earle, 1881. 28

Part Two.

29. Jesu Redemptor Onmium Quem Lucis. Revised from Christe redemptor gentium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Lamb, Whose Blood For All Men Streamed. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 29

30. Jam desinant suspiria. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C Coffin. Ye People, Cease From Tears. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 30

31. O ter fŠcundas, O ter jucundas. Sequence by Marburne, Order of St. Benedict, Abbot of Livry, Fifteenth Century. O Night of Nights, Supreme Delights. J. C. Earle, 1883. 31

32. Salvator mundi domine. Compline Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary. O Saviour of the World Forlorn. Alfred, Lord Braye, 1883. 32

33. Adeste Fideles. Sequence, from the Cistercian Gradual, of the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century. Hasten, Ye Faithful, Glad, Joyful, and Holy. From Church Hymns, 1849. J. Richard Beste, 1839. 32

 

Part Three.

34. Jesu Redemptor Onmium Quem Lucis. Revised from Christe redemptor gentium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Jesus, Redeemer, Ere the Light. From the Vespers Book. Very Rev. Provost F. C. Husenbeth, 1840-1841. 33

35. Debilis cessent elementa legis. Vespers Hymn, for the Circumcision, from the Paris Breviary. Now Ancient Shadows Flee. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 34

36. Missum redemptorum polo. Lauds Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. Sent From His Heavenly Throne On High. W. M. A., 1883. 35

37. Mundi Salus Qui Nasceris. Compline Hymn for the Vigil of Christmas, from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. Holy Babe, Our Great Salvation. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 36

38. Adeste Fideles. Sequence, from the Cistercian Gradual, of the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century. Come, O Faithful, With Sweet Voices. Charles Kent, 1870-1883. 36

 

Part Four.

39. Jesu Redemptor Onmium Quem Lucis. Revised from Christe redemptor gentium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn. Partly a cento from the Primers of 1685 and 1706, revised and altered ; and partly original. Jesu, the Ransomer of Man. Evening Office, 1710. Author unknown. 37

40. Victis Sibi Cognomina. Vespers Hymn, for the Circumcision, from the Paris Breviary, by Benault. To Earthly Kings Fresh Names Accrue. Alfred, Lord Braye, 1883. 38

41. A Solis Ortus Cardine. An alphabetical Hymn. Lauds Breviary Hymn, by Caius Coelius Sedulius, Fifth Century. From the Far-blazing Gate of Morn. Father Edward Caswall, Birmingham Oratory, 1848. 39

42. Puer nobis nascitur. Ancient prose. A Child For Us is Born This Day. Evening Office, 1748. Author unknown. 40

43. Adeste Fideles. Sequence, from the Cistercian Gradual, of the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 40

 

Epiphany and Season After.

Epiphany and Octave.

44. Crudelis Herodes, Deum. For the Epiphany. Revised from Hostis Herodes Impie. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius. Why, Ruthless Herod, Why Should Fear. Very Rev. Prior James A. Dominic Aylward, Order of Preachers, 1843-1850. 42

45. QuŠ stella sole pulchrior. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. What Beauteous Sun-surpassing Star, Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 42

46. Fac Christe nostri gratia. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by Jean-Baptiste de Santeuil, Canon-Regular of St. Victor, 1630-1697. Thou From The Cradle To The Grave. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 43

47.O sola magnarum urbium. Lauds Hymn from, the Breviary, by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, Fourth Century. Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities. Father Edward Caswall, Birmingham Oratory, 1848. 44

 

Second Week After Epiphany.

48, 49, 50. Jesu dulcis memoria. Jesu, Rex admirabilis. Jesu, decus angelicum. Vespers, Matins, and Lauds Hymn, for the Holy Name, from the Breviary. Cento from Hymn of St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Twelfth Century. The Memory Sweet of Jesus' Name, O Jesu, Lord, Most Mighty King, Crown of the Angels, Thy Sweet Name. Very Rev. Prior James A. Dominic Aylward, Order of Preachers, 1843-1850. 45, 46.

51, 52, 53. Jesu dulcis memoria. Jesu, Rex admirabilis. Jesu, decus angelicum. Vespers, Matins, and Lauds Hymn, for the Holy Name, from the Breviary. Cento from Hymn of St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Twelfth Century. Thy Sweet Remembrance, Lord, Imparts, Jesu, King O'er All Adored, Jesu, Highest Heaven's Completeness, Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 47, 48.

 

Third Week After Epiphany.

54. Crudelis Herodes, Deum. For the Epiphany. Revised from Hostis Herodes Impie. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius. What Makes Thee, Cruel Herod, Shake, Based on the Primers of 1685 and 1706, but partly original. Evening Office, 1710. Author unknown, 49

55. Clamantis ecce vox sonans. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by Nicholas le Tourneux, Seventeenth Century. Hark In The Wilderness. An imitation. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 50

56. Linquunt tecta Magi Principis urbis. Lauds Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by C. Coffin. The Princely City Passing By. J. C. Earle, 1883. 50

 

Fourth Week After Epiphany.

57. Crudelis Herodes, Deum. For the Epiphany. Revised from Hostis Herodes Impie. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius. Why, Cruel Herod, Dost Thou Fear. Very Rev. Provost F. C. Husenbeth, 1840-1841. 52

58. Verbum quod ante secula. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary. Word of God, Eternal Son. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 53

59. QuÔ lapsu tacito stella loquacibus. Matins Hymn from the Parisian Breviary, by C. Coffin. The Beauteous Star That Beams On High. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 53

 

Fifth Week After Epiphany.

60. Crudelis Herodes, Deum. For the Epiphany. Revised from Hostis Herodes Impie. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius. Why, Cruel Herod, Dost Thou Fear, Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin, 1857-1858. 54

61. Christus Tenebris Obsitam. Vespers Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by de Santeuil. The Bright and Morning Star Arose. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 53

62. Non abluunt lymphae Deum. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, by le Tourneux. God Needeth Not The Cleansing Wave. A paraphrase. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington 55

63. O sola magnarum urbium. Lauds Hymn from the Breviary, by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, Fourth Century. Let Other Cities Strive, Which Most. Primer, 1706. (Probably) John Dryden. 56

64. Alleluia dulce carmen. Hymn of the Thirteenth Century, for the week before Septuagesima, from the Magdeburg Breviary. Alleluia, Sweetest Lay. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 57

 

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis. Vespers Breviary Hymn from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius; For the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Solemnity of the Epiphany

229. Haste, All Who 'Mid Life's Thorny Ways. Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin, 1857-1858. 199

234. O Ye Who Seek The Lord. John Henry, Cardinal Newman, 1834-1842. 204

235. O Ye, The Truly Wise. Robert Campbell, of Sherrington. 204

237. All You Who Seek The Lord Of Love. Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin, 1857-1858. 206

239. All That Desire With Christ To Rise. A cento, 1706-1763. Author unknown . 207

240. O You Who Truly Seek Your Lord. Very Rev. Provost F. C. Husenbeth, 1840-1841. 208

 

Creator alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn for the Advent. Revised from Conditor alme siderum.

242.Great Maker of the Glittering Stars. Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin, 1857-1858. 210

244. Creator of the Stars Above. Very Rev. Provost F. C. Husenbeth, 1840-1841. 212

246. Creator of the Starry Pole. John Henry, Cardinal Newman, 1834-1842. 215

 

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Additional Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Hymns

From the Appendix: "Earlier Versions"

Creator alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn for the Advent. Revised from Conditor alme siderum.

Bright Builder of the Heavenly Poles (Primer, 1685) (Appendix p. 18)

Creator of the Stars Above (Primer, 1706) (Appendix p. 19)

 

Conditor alme siderum. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn for the Advent.

O Bright Creator of the Stars (Primer, 1604) (Appendix p. 2)

Benign Creator of the Stars (Primer, 1619) (Appendix p. 3)

 

Christe, Redemptor Omnium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn for Christmas.

O Christ, Redeemer Of Us All (Primer, 1604) ( Appendix p. 3)

Christ, Whose Redemption All Doth Free (Primer, 1619) ( Appendix p. 4)

 

Jesu Redemptor Onmium Quem Lucis. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn for Christmas. Revised from Christe redemptor gentium.

Jesu, The Ransomer of Man (Primer, 1685) ( Appendix p. 18)

O Christ, The World's Redemption (Primer, 1706) ( Appendix p. 19)

 

Hostis Herodes Impie. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius, for the Epiphany.

That Christ is Come Why Dost Thou Dread (Primer, 1604) ( Appendix p. 4)

O Herod, Wicked Enemy (Primer, 1619) ( Appendix p. 5)

 

Crudelis Herodes, Deum. Vespers Breviary Hymn, by Sedulius, for the Epiphany. Revised from Hostis Herodes Impie.

Most Cruel Herod, Whence Does Spring (Primer, 1685) ( Appendix p. 20)

Why, Herod, Dost Thou Fear in Vain (Primer, 1706) ( Appendix p. 21)

 

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis Vespers Breviary Hymn from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius; For the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Solemnity of the Epiphany

Whoso You Be That Christ Do Seek (Primer, 1604) (Appendix p. 13)

All You That Seek Christ, Let Your Sight (Primer, 1619) (Appendix p. 15)

All That Seek Christ, Your Eyes Erect (Primer, 1685) (Appendix p. 32)

O All Who Seek With Christ To Rise (Primer, 1706) (Appendix p. 32)

 

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