A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
  Ancient Hymns
Supernal Anthems Echoing

This collection of Hymns reveals the inspiration that the first millennium of Christianity had on the nineteenth century. Translations, or more accurately interpretations, of Greek and Latin hymns into English enriched the worship of the church, bringing her back to her roots. As an Orthodox Christian of English and Welsh heritage, I hope to bring these hymns with us on our journey into the next millennium of the Church via the internet. It is also a bridge between the Western and Eastern Rites of Orthodoxy. The Last Trump

Interpretations from the Greek

St. Anatolius

The Day is Past & Over* (Neale) "St. Anatolius"
Fierce was the Wild Billow (Neale) "Carlisle New", "Euroclydon", or "St. Issey"
The Lord and King of All Things* (Neale) "Wohlauf, Thut Nicht Verzagen"

St. Andrew of Crete
Christian Dost Thou See Them* (Neale)"St. Andrew of Crete"
Whence Shall My Tears Begin? (Neale)

St. Clement of Alexandria
Shepherd of Tender Youth* (Dexter) "Olivet (Mason)" or "Kirby Bedon"

St. Ephraim the Syrian
The Pearl (St. Pachomius Library)
Hymns for Epiphany (A.E. Johnston)
Hymns on Fasting
Hymns on the Nativity (J.B. Morris)

St. Germanus (634-734)
A Great and Mighty Wonder* (Neale) "Es Ist Ein Ros"

St. Gregory Nazianzus

Lord to Our Humble Prayers Attend* (Brownlie) "Beatus"
O Light That Knew No Dawn* (Brownlie) "Waverton"

St. John of Damascus (675-749)
The Day of Resurrection* (Neale)"Lancashire"
Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain* (Neale)"St. Kevin"
Those Eternal Bowers* (Neale)"St. Alban's"
Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise* (Neale) "Eisenach"

St. Joseph the Hymnographer (d.883)
Stars of the Morning* (Neale) "Trisagion"
Stand We on Olivet, Mark Him Ascend (Neale) Canon for Ascension Day
Let Our Choir New Anthems Raise* (Neale) "St. Kevin"
Let Us Now Our Voices Raise* (Neale) "Tempus Adest Floridum"
O Happy Band of Pilgrims* (Neale) "St. Edith (St. Hilda)"

Liturgy of St. James
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence* (Moultrie) "Picardy"

St. Methodius of Olympus
Behold the Bridegroom Cometh* (Moultrie) "Kingsfold" (Vaughan Williams)
Behold the Bridegroom Draweth Nigh* (Moorsom) "Geronimo"

Synesius of Cyrene (c.375-430)
Lord Jesus, Think on Me* (Chatfield) "Southwell"

Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured* (Brownlie) "Luise"
The King Shall Come* (Brownlie) "St. Stephen"
Hail Gladdening Light* (Keble) "Sundown"
O Gladsome Light* (Bridges) "Le Cantique de Siméon" (Louis Bourgeois)
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones* (J.A.L. Riley) "Lasst Uns Erfreuen"

Interpretations from the Latin

Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-413)
All Hail, Ye Little Martyr Flowers* (Riley) "Saratt"
Earth has Many a Noble City* (Caswall) "Stuttgart"
Now with Creation's Morning Song* (Caswall/Longfellow) "Festus"
Of the Father's Love Begotten* (Neale) "Divinum Mysterium"
The Winged Heralds of the Day* (Neale) "Cathemerinon (Ales diei nuntius)"
Ye Clouds & Darkness, Hosts of Night* (R.M. Pope) "Wareham"

St. Ambrose of Milan (340-397)
Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One* (Newman) "Ferial"
Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth* (Neale) "Puer Nobis Nascitur"
Creator of the Earth & Sky* (Bigg) "St. Gregory"
The Dawn is Sprinkling in the East* (Caswall) "Wareham"
Eternal Gifts of Christ the King* (Neale) "Aeterna Christi Munera"
Eternal Glory of the Sky* (Neale) "Wareham"
Morning* (Newman) "Lancaster"
The Morning Kindles All the Sky* (E.R. Charles) "Lowry"
Now that the Daylight Dies Away* (Newman) "St. Flavian"
Now that the Daylight Fills the Skies* (Neale) "Warrington"
Now that the Sun is Gleaming Bright* (Newman) "Abiding Grace"
O Trinity of Blessed Light* (Neale) "Bromley" or "Westminster"
O Splendor of God's Glory Bright* (Bridges/Neale) "Wareham"
O God of All Strength & Power* (Neale) "Ludborough"
O Strength & Stay* (Ellerton) "Strength & Stay"
O God of Truth, O Lord of Might* (Neale) "Ferial"
Caelius Sedulius (5th Century)
From East to West, From Shore to Shore* (Ellerton) "Trinity College"
From Lands that See the Sun Arise* (Neale) "St. John's Highlands"
When Christ's Appearing was Made Known* (Neale) "Erhalt Uns, Herr"
Why, Impious Herod, Shouldst Thou Fear* (Dearmer) "St. Venantius"
Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (6th c.)
Hail Thee, O Festival Day* "Salve Festa Dies"
The Royal Banners Forward Go* (Neale) "Hamburg"
See the Destined Day Arise* (Mant) "Halle"
Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle* (Dearmer/Neale) "Picardy"
Welcome, Happy Morning!* (Ellerton) "Fortunatus"

St. Gregory the Great (540-604)
Blessed Creator of the Light* (Chandler) "Vienna"
Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over* (Dearmer) "Christe Sanctorum"
The Glory of These 40 Days* (Bell) "Spires"
Now, When the Dusky Shades of Night* "Laus Matutina"
O Blessed Creator of the Light* (Neale) "Bromley"
O Christ, Our King, Creator, Lord* (Neale) "Cromer"
This Day the First of Days was Made* (Yattendon Hymnal) "Andernach"

Rhabanus Maurus (9th c.)
Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire* (Cosin) "Veni Creator"

Theodulph of Orleans (760-821)
All Glory, Laud and Honour* (Neale) "St. Theodulph"

Venerable Bede (673-735)
A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (Webb) "Lasst Uns Erfreuen"
The Hymn for Conquering Martyrs Raise* (Neale) "Wer da Wonet"


Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord* (Neale) "Penetentia", or "Ellers"
Come, O Creator Spirit Blest* (Caswall) "Grace Church"
Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding* (Caswall) "Merton (Monk)"

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