A Processional Hymn in honour of St. Patrick
From the Analecta Hymnica Vol. 43 pg. 266
De Sancto Patricio
Salve, festa dies, toto venerabilis aevo,
Qua fert Patricium Christus ad astra pium.
Sidus praeclarum lumen dat in aethere clarum,
Quod Deus amplificat, mundus eoque micat.
Sidus hos est Phoebus ipsis lucendo diebus
Clarus et eximius lumine Patricius.
Hic non credentem, quam duxit Hibernia, gentem
Conjunxit fidei per sacra verba Dei.
Hic est vir mirus, quo nescit Hibernia, virus;
Praedicat ille Deum, morsque fugit per eum
Hujus in ore, Deus, tua se miracula palant,
Exta furis balant, paenitet ille reus.
Nos prece felici jungas, pater alme Patriti,
Perpetuo soli, qui micat arce poli.
Process. ms. Dublinese saec. ? Cod. Oxonien.
Music in preparation…
Our first Hymn is the famous hymn to St. Gregory Anglorum jam Apostolus, this is found in a number of books including Plainsong for Schools. It is also found with different melodies in the Antiphonale Monasticum. This Hymn is usually split V. 1-5 & 9 are used for Vespers and Matins and V 6-9 for Lauds.
Another Hymn found in the Analecta Hymnica, we have not found the melody used for this Hymn so have used one of the melodies used for the above hymn.
Dum Vitam in Ara Golgothae, Ambrosian Vespers Hymn
O quot undis Lacrimarum, Vespers Hymn
O quot undis Lacrimarum, Monastic Vespers Hymn
Summae Deus Clemetiae, Lauds Hymn
Summae Deus Clemetiae, Dominican Lauds Hymn
Jam toto subitus vesper eat polo, Dominican Vespers Hymn
Office Hymns for St. Gabriel,
Gabrielem veneremur, Dominican Vespers
O robur Domini lucide Gabriel, Dominican Lauds
Tibi Christe splendor Patris, Monastic Vespers 1891
Christe sanctorum decus Angelorum, Monastic Lauds 1891
N.B. The Monastic feast was celebrated on the 18th of March (1891 Liber Antiphonarius)
Regis supremi Nuncio, Ambrosian Vespers Hymn
N.B. The Ambrosian Rite celebrates this feast on the 5th December
The Monastic Office uses the Hymn composed by St. Peter Damian,
N.B. Verses 1-5 & 6 are used for Vespers and Verses 6- 9 at Lauds. Not all versions have the same arrangement of verses. A variant text can also be found with a verse not found in the text above.
Other Hymns for St Gregory can be found in the Analecta Hymnica,
Splendido sacra gratulans amore
From the Dominican Breviary,
Exsultet Mentis, Vespers Hymn
Thomas Insignis, Matins Hymn
Lauda Mater, Lauds Hymn
There is also another Dominican Feast in Honour of St. Thomas with its own Hymns, Translation of St. Thomas
Another Office Hymn can be found in the Analecta Hymnica, Ortum Vitam et Exitum, Lauds Hymn.
Finally another ‘Hymn’ for St. Thomas, Pange Lingua (St.Thomas)
Saints Perpetua and Felicitas
From the ‘Liturgical Year’,
“The Holy See has approved of the three following Hymns composed in honor of our two Martyrs. We unite them under one conclusion.”
Christi Sponsa Piis, Vespers Hymn
Coeli Perpetuae, Matins Hymn
Luxit clara dies, Lauds Hymn
A Melody for these Hymns can be found in the Liber Antiphonarius 1891
A few Hymns in honour of the saint,