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The sepulcher

Here, where our Lord once laid his head, Now the grave lies buriéd. ~ Richard Crashaw, 1613-1649

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Resurrectus est

The Christians of the 11th century put it well: Christians, to the paschal victim Offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeemeth: Christ, who only is sinless, Reconcileth sinners to the Father; Death and life have contended In that … Continue reading

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The royal banners forward go

The royal banners forward go, The cross shines forth in mystic glow; Where he in flesh, our flesh who made, Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. There whilst he hung, his precious side By soldier’s spear was opened wide, To … Continue reading

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Bread of the World

I’ve posted this poem recently, but it bears repeating. Today is the Anglican day of commemoration for its author–Reginald Heber, poet and once bishop of Calcutta. Heber’s poetry is sung today all over Christendom, in both high and low churches. … Continue reading

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Jesu, my manna be

I hunger and I thirst; Jesu, my manna be: Ye living waters, burst Out of the rock for me. Thou bruised and broken Bread, My life-long wants supply; As living souls are fed, O feed me, or I die. Thou … Continue reading

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Salve Rex

Hail to thee, King of heaven, Lord of mercy, Thou our life, our sweetness, and our hope: Hail. To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee we sigh with mourning and weeping in this vale of sorrow. … Continue reading

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What Love?

What love is this of thine, that cannot be In thine infinity, O Lord, confined, Unless it in thy very person see Infinity, and finity, conjoined? What! Hath thy Godhead, as not satisfied, Married our manhood, making it its bride? … Continue reading

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