Come, Bridegroom Christ

This hymn belongs at the Hour of Sext during Advent. The text, though inspired by something written by a friend many years ago, is my...

Vox Clara Ecce Intonat

Here is my rendering of the Advent hymn for Lauds. Like the Vespers hymn below, it may be sung to the corresponding tune in the...

Conditor Alme Siderum

This is my translation of Conditor Alme Siderum. When Advent rolls round and I sing this hymn, I see in my mind’s eye Van Gogh’s...

Missus est Gabriel Angelus

In the Cistercian liturgy the center piece of First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent is Missus est Gabriel Angelus, a magnificent Great Responsory...