Tu Trinitatis Unitatis

Holy Godhead, One in Three,
Ruler of the earth and sea,
Hear us while we lift to Thee
Holy chant and psalm.

Light of lights, with morning shine
Lift on us Thy light divine,
And let charity benign
Breathe on us her balm.

Light of lights, when falls the even,
Let it close on sin forgiven;
Fold us in the peace of heaven,
Shed a holy calm. Amen.

A. Edmonds Tozer, ed., Catholic Church Hymnal With Music (New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1905).

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To Jesus’ Heart, All Burning

To Jesus’ Heart, all burning,
With fervent love for men,
My heart with fondest yearning
Shall raise the joyful strain.

Chorus
While ages course along,
Blest be with loudest song
The sacred Heart of Jesus,
By every heart and tongue.

O Heart for me on fire,
With love no man can speak,
My yet untold desire,
God gives me for Thy sake.

Too true I have forsaken
Thy flock by willful sin;
Yet now let me be taken
Back to Thy fold again

As Thou art meek and lowly,
And ever pure of heart,
So may my heart be wholly
Of Thine the counterpart.

O that to me were given
The pinions of a dove,
I’d speed aloft to heaven
My Jesus’ love to prove.

When life away is flying,
And earth’s false glare is done,
Still sacred Heart, in dying,
I’ll say I’m all Thine own.

The Christian Brothers, The Catholic Youth’s Hymn Book (New York: P. O’Shea, 1871).

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Litany of the Resurrection of Jesus

By the first bright Easter-day,
When the stone was roll’d away;
By the glory round thee shed
At thy rising from the dead,—

Chorus
King of glory, hear out cry!
Make us soon thy joys to see;
Hear the loving Litany
We, thy children, sing to thee.

By thy mother’s fond embrace,
By her joy to see thy face,
When, all bright in radiant bloom,
Thee she welcom’d from the tomb,—

By the joy of Magdalen,
When she saw thee once again,
And entranc’d in rapture sweet,
Knelt to kiss thy sacred feet,—

By their Joy who greeted thee
‘Mid the hills of Galilee;
By thy keys of might divine,
Vested in St. Peter’s line,—

By thy parting blessing giv’n
As thou didst ascend to heav’n;
By the cloud of living light
That receiv’d thee out of sight,—

Henry Formby, ed., First Series of Hymns and Songs for the Use of Catholic Schools and Families (London: Burns and Lambert, 1853).

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Hear Thy Children, Gentle Jesus

Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus,
While we breathe our ev’ning pray’r;
Save us from all harm and danger,
Take us ‘neath Thy shelt’ring care.

Save us from the wiles of Satan,
‘Mid the dark and dang’rous night;
Sweetly may our guardian Angels
Keep us ‘neath their watchful sight.

Gentle Jesus, look in pity
From Thy glorious throne above;
All the night Thy heart is wakeful
In Thy Sacrament of love.

Shades of even fast are falling,
Day is fading into gloom;
When the shades of death fall round us,
Lead Thine exiled children home.

Brothers of the Christian Schools, The De La Salle Hymnal (New York: La Salle Bureau, 1913).

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God Praised in His Works

Come, sound His praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the Sov’reign God,
The universal King.

Chorus
Praise ye the Lord, Alleluia,
Praise ye the Lord, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Praise ye the Lord.

He formed the deeps unknown,
He gave the seas their bounds;
The wat’ry worlds are all His own,
And all the solid ground.

Come worship at His throne,
Come bow before the Lord;
We are His work and not our own,
He formed us by His word.

L. J. Kavanagh and James M. McLaughlin, Crown Hymnal (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1912).

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Jesus Walking Upon the Sea

The waves are breaking snowy white
On the lake of Galilee,
The howling wind throughout the night
Upheaves the raging sea.

And tossing mid that tempest’s roar
Are twelve poor fishermen,
Who vainly ply the struggling oar,
The wish’d-for coast to gain:

When Jesus walks, amid the storm,
Upon the raging tide;
And bids the tremblers fear no harm,
And bids the storm subside.

O Jesu, when my soul is toss’d
On wild temptation’s wave,
When confidence and hope are lost,
Be thou at hand to save.

Amid my darkness, grief, and pain,
Come, Jesu, then to me;
As erst to those poor fishermen
On the lake of Galilee.

Henry Formby, ed., First Series of Hymns and Songs for the Use of Catholic Schools and Families (London: Burns and Lambert, 1853).

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy anthem rise,
And the choirs of heaven chant it in the temple of the skies;
Let the mountains skip with gladness, and the joyful valleys ring
With Hosannas in the highest to our Saviour and our King.

Alleluia! Alleluia! He endur’d the knotted whips,
And the jeering of the rabble, and the scorn of mocking lips,
And the terrors of the gibbet upon which He would be slain:
But His death was only slumber–He is risen up again.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Like the sun from out the wave,
He has risen up in triumph from the darkness of the grave,
He’s the Splendour of the Nations, He’s the lamp of endless day,
He’s the very Lord of Glory who is risen up today.

Alleluia! Alleluia! He has burst our prison bars,
He has lifted up the portals of our home beyond the stars;
He has won for us our freedom–‘neath His feet our foes are trod;
He has purchased back our birthright to the Kingdom of our God.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus, make us rise
From the life of this corruption to the life that never dies.
May we share with Thee Thy glory, when the days of time are past,
And the dead shall be awakened by the trumpet’s mighty blast.

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