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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 09:09:15 AM »
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2017, 02:25:05 AM »
Gah, there are so many hymns out there, I can't pick one. lol ;D

Perhaps this has remained my all-time favourite as it's a hymn that contains so much pious aspirations especially for kids, yet it's a hymn I cannot play as part of 'modernistic' catechesis, or else I will get the boot ... but I will play it to the kids again if I ever get the chance to return as a catechist. Won't care if I get fired for the second or third time:


The Anima Christi by Macro Frisina is hauntingly beautiful too:


 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »
One english, one icelandic.



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Hear, smith of the heavens,
what the poet asks.
May softly come unto me
thy mercy.
So I call on thee,
for thou hast created me.
I am thy slave,
thou art my Lord.

God, I call on thee
to heal me.
Remember me, mild one,
Most we need thee.
Drive out, O king of suns,
generous and great,
human every sorrow
from the city of the heart.

Watch over me, mild one,
Most we need thee,
truly every moment
in the world of men.
send us, son of the virgin,
good causes,
all aid is from thee,
in my heart.

With fear and trembling work out your salvation.
 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2017, 01:56:22 PM »
One english, one icelandic.


Ah ... this hymn was the very first traditional Catholic hymn that I stumbled upon after having gotten sick of the protestant-ish "Praise-&-Worship" songs in RCIY ... remembered crying like crazy & playing that over & over ... it's too sacred. Also, my Novus Ordo parish played it during Lent one day - except it was done with piano & they replaced the "never will I sin again" to "help me not to sin again" (& omitted the "by my sins I deserved death ...hell with all its pains & torments" part entirely.)

 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2017, 02:12:23 PM »
It's sublime.

While I was in seminary we were put into "liturgical groups", each group each month was to choose the hymns for Mass. Hymns in latin were a no-go and frowned upon :/

So I poured over all these english hymns and hymn books and God of Mercy and Let all Mortal Flesh keep Silence really stuck with me


Hauntingly beautiful, and same, hard not to shed a tear.

I did manage to "cram in" Parce Domine, during Lent though. Small victories :)
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »

*keeps silent*

Wow. Just wow. This was exactly the same hymn that the local schola sung during Latin Mass!! (I forgot on what day, but it was definitely featured.)

I have to say: you have picked out excellent hymns...*faints*

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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 07:08:49 PM »
This is one of the best hymns there is, in my opinion.

Irresistibly medieval.

ΠΙΣΤΟΣ Ο ΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΣΗΣ ΑΠΟΔΟΧΗΣ ΑΞΙΟΣ, ΟΤΙ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΗΛΘΕΝ ΕΙΣ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟΝ ΑΜΑΡΤΩΛΟΥΣ ΣΩΣΑΙ: ΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΟΣ ΕΙΜΙ ΕΓΩ
 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 02:10:06 AM »
I rather like the hymn 'Salve Regina.' In particular when sung to the solemn chant tune here:

And I also rather enjoy several  polyphonic renditions of 'Salve Regina. Such as the following
 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2017, 01:18:07 AM »
While not a hymn per se, there's not one time I've listened to Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei without feeling I'm in the presence of Christ, and moved to tears.

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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2017, 05:22:39 PM »
Probably either "Non nobis domine"


Or "Da pacem domine"
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2017, 01:10:27 PM »
Update: there's a Marian hymn that I totally forgot in my music collection; only to replay it just a while ago.

Years back when my RCIY formation was very liberal-ish, the catechism classes I attended in a Catholic high school were semi-traditional thanks to the school chaplain who was semi-conservative. Remembered that he blasted this particular hymn in the school auditorium. The lyrics made little to no sense to my cradle-Catholic schoolmates, but it made alot of sense of me (as a catechumen back then), & I'm still hooked to it up to this very day.

 
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2017, 01:21:05 PM »
Update: there's a Marian hymn that I totally forgot in my music collection; only to replay it just a while ago.

Years back when my RCIY formation was very liberal-ish, the catechism classes I attended in a Catholic high school were semi-traditional thanks to the school chaplain who was semi-conservative. Remembered that he blasted this particular hymn in the school auditorium. The lyrics made little to no sense to my cradle-Catholic schoolmates, but it made alot of sense of me (as a catechumen back then), & I'm still hooked to it up to this very day.


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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2017, 01:31:37 PM »
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Re: Favorite hymns?
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2017, 12:50:29 AM »
I wish Americans had good vernacular hymns we could fall back on.

"On Eagle's Wings" is trash and ruins a perfectly good Psalm.  D:
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