Category Archives: Catholicism

Nox et Tenebrae et Nubila

Swift as shadows of the night Haste before the morning light, Powers of darkness quickly fly; See the Dayspring from on high. To Thy light, O heavenly King, Undivided hearts we bring, Seek in praise and prayer Thy grace, Hide … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

See, to God’s high temple above Mounts, amid angel hymns of love, The mystical ark of grace See aloft on victory’s throne, Blended in glory both Mother and Son, in one eternal embrace! All the sorrows her bosom bore, All … Continue reading

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The Morn Had Spread Her Crimson Rays

The morn had spread her crimson rays, When rang the skies with shouts of praise; Earth joined the joyful hymn to swell, That brought despair to vanquished hell. Alleluia, Alleluia! He comes victorious from the grave, Who died our sinful … Continue reading

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Maiden Mother Undefiled

Maiden Mother undefiled, Deign to take me for thy child; All my life, oh let it be My best joy to think of thee: Virgo Maria! Teach me, when the sun-beam bright Calls me with its golden light, How my … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Jesus, the very Thought of Thee, With sweetness fills my breast; But sweeter far Thy face to see, And in Thy presence rest; No sound, no harmony so gay, Can art of music frame, No thought can reach, no word … Continue reading

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Oh! Purest of Creatures

Oh! purest of creatures! sweet Mother! sweet Maid! The one spotless womb wherein Jesus was laid! Dark night hath come down on us, Mother! and we Look out for thy shining, sweet Star of the Sea! Deep night hath come … Continue reading

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Christ the Lord Is Ris’n To-Day

Christ the Lord is ris’n to-day; Christians haste your vows to pay; Offer ye your praises meet, At the paschal Victim’s feet. For the sheep the Lamb hath bled, Sinless in the sinner’s stead; Christ the Lord is ris’n on … Continue reading

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