O Domine Deus

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My Lord and my God! I have trusted in Thee;
O Jesus, my Saviour belov'd, set me free:
In rigorous chains, in piteous pains,
I am longing for Thee!
In weakness appealing, in agony kneeling, 
I pray, I beseech Thee, O Lord, set me free!

Source of Latin translations is (The Story of the Hymns and Tunes, p. 77-78)

Our Lady of Fatima

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Our Lady of Fatima, Virgin most bright,
Hail Mary, Our Mother, Our Lady of Light.

Ave, ave, ave, Maria!
Ave, ave, ave, Maria!

We pray for all sinners and souls that now stray,
From Jesus and Mary, in heresy's way.

For poor, sick, afflicted, thy mercy we crave,
And comfort the dying, thou hope of the grave.

In grief and temptation, in joy and in pain,
We'll seek thee our Mother, nor seek thee in vain.

In death's solemn moment, our Mother be nigh;
As children of Mary, oh teach us to die.

Soul of My Saviour

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This hymn is based on the original Latin text Anima Christi, which is attributed to Pope John XXII, 1249-1334. Anima Christi is the prayer frequently said after Holy Communion: Soul of Christ, sanctify me, Body of Christ, save me, etc.
J. Hegarty (1734?-1834) translated the prayer and turned it into the hymn text.
Lorenzo Dobici composed this version of the hymn tune.


Soul of my Saviour sanctify my breast,
Body of Christ, be Thou my saving guest,
Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in Thy tide,
Wash me with waters gushing from thy side.

Strength and protection may Thy passion be,
O blessèd Jesus, hear and answer me;
Deep in Thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,
So shall I never, never part from Thee.

Guard and defend me from the foe malign,
In death's dread moments make me only Thine;
Call me and bid me come to Thee on high
Where I may praise Thee with thy saints for aye.

Dear Guardian of Mary

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Text by Frederick W. Faber
Music found in the The De La Salle Hymnal: for Catholic schools and choirs (1913), p.108

St. Patrick's Breastplate

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Original text ascribed to St. Patrick, 372-476

Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, 1889.

Music: St. Pat­rick (Stan­ford), Charles V. Stan­ford, 1901

O Jesus, Thou the Beauty Art

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This hymn is for the celebration of the Holy Name of Jesus. The
text is part of a larger text: Jesu, Dulcis Memoria. Music from the 1953 Pius X Hymnal.

Praised be Jesus Christ, Our King

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Notes about the hymn:
-It is a liturgical hymn (from the Breviary for the Feasts of the the Exaltation of the Cross and Christ the King)
-The text was written by Fr. Patrick Brennan, C.SS.R. (1931-1982)
-The music was composed in 1927 by W.H. Grattan Flood, an Irish historian and composer who was awarded the papal cross

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