Category Archives: Hymnody

Hymn About The Finding Of Jesus In The Temple

I was looking for a hymn about this incident from Scripture the other day and could not find one, so I decided to compose one myself: Three days missing, in the Temple, Jesus Christ at last is found, Asking questions … Continue reading

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Another Hymn for Holy Saturday

I ended up writing a second hymn on Holy Saturday after I posted the first one, and I forgot to post on here until now. It is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday: Lo! From … Continue reading

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A Hymn For Holy Saturday

I was reflecting on today, Holy Saturday, the Great Sabbath on which our Lord rested in the tomb after His Passion. Also, this and Good Friday are the only two days of the year where the Holy Sacrifice of the … Continue reading

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

So in the spirit of the season and the spirit of nerdiness, I ended up translating all 8 verses of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” into Latin this week. So, without further ado… Confortet Deus vos gentes; Nolite timere! Nam … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Saint Augustine's Lyre:
Here is a wonderful Russian hymn I discovered last fall. I have been working on coming up with a worthy English version with the help of some amatuer linguistic know-how and google translate.…

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Another Hymn

I was traveling the other day and ended up writing this hymn while on the plane. I was meditating on the passage where Jesus said “Unto the least of these that you have done it, you have done it unto … Continue reading

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An Easter Hymn

I wanted to write a hymn for Easter using Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones as a theme around Easter time, but inspirtation didn’t strike until yesterday. I could not decide between two tunes to use, so I … Continue reading

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