The Sighs and The Sorrows
"Morning Hymn for the Annunciation."
Translated by John Mason Neale
From the melody "Nocte surgentes" in the Salisbury Hymnal.
Harmonized by Rev. H. L. Jenner, one of 3 music editors in Part II.
Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #96 (#91 in the Combined Edition), pp. 109-110.
Psalm xxx., 5. — " His wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life : heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Notes from The Words of the Hymnal Noted Complete With Scriptural References (London: J. A. Novello and J. Masters, no date, circa 1855), pp. 109-110.
a. Psalm xxx. 5. Hos. ii. 15. Return
b. 2 Kings vii. 9. Return
c. Job. v. 7. Return
d. Rom. v. 12. Return
e. Psalm xviii. 9. Return
f. Psalm xlix. 15. Return
g. Prov. viii. 23. Return
h. S. Luke i. 28. Return
i. 1 Tim. iii. 16. Return
k. Psalm ii. 7. Return
l. Wis. xviii. 14, 15. Return
m. Gal. iii. 13. Return
n. S. Matt. xx. 28. Return
o. Heb. ix. 14. Return
q. Heb. xi. 9, 14. Return
r. Acts xvii. 27. Return
s. S. Matt. viii. 20. Return
t. S. John xiv. 6. Return
u. Heb. xii. 2. Return
v. 2 Sam. xiv. 14. Return
Sheet Music from Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #96 (#91 in the Combined Edition), pp. 109-110.
Sheet Music from Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), #96, pp. 320-321.
This note is from John Julian, ed., The Dictionary of Hymnology (1892, 1907):
Humani generis cessent suspiria. Annunciation. Appeared in the revised Paris Missal, 1738, for the "Feast of the Annunciation, and the Incarnation of Our Lord" (March 25). The text is also in Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae, 1838 and 1865, in 12 stanzas of 5 lines, Humani generis - Missali Parisiensi. Translation by Dr. Neale in the Hymnal Noted, 1854, as "The sighs and the sorrows,” and repeated in the Hymnary, altered to, “Now The Sighs and The Sorrows." [W. A. S.]
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