Category: Liturgy of Lent

Audi, Benigne Conditor

As Holy Lent goes forward, I am offering my own translation of some of the hymns for the Divine Office. Although not strictly literal, my...

Iam, Christe, Sol Iustitiae

This is, I think, my favourite Lenten Office hymn. I cannot help but pair it with one of Turner’s magnificent sunrises. You can find the...

Precemur Omnes Cernui

Lauds I Come, weep before the Judge, and seek With broken hearts his grace to win; Be bold, and trusting meet his gaze, And trembling...

Iesu, Quadragenarie

Vespers II Jesus! You taught and sanctified Observance of this Lenten tide; Be pleased our fast to consecrate, And by it mend our broken state....

Clarum Decus Jejunii

Daniel in the lions’ den, his hands raised in prayer, is an apt illustration of this hymn for Vigils. The hymns marked I are for...