Sunday, October 19, 2008

Free Cyber Hymnal


"This site has over 7,100 Christ­ian hymns & Gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions. You’ll find lyr­ics, scores, MI­DI files, pic­tures, his­to­ry, & more. To use the site ef­fect­ive­ly, you’ll need speak­ers, a sound card & a brows­er that sup­ports Ja­va­Script & XHTML, & can play MI­DI files." Click here.

Here's a beautiful one, words by Ber­nard of Clair­vaux, 12th Cen­tu­ry (Je­su, decus angelicum); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ed­ward Cas­wall, 1849. It plays as soon as the page loads. Click here .

O Jesu, Thou the beauty art
Of angel worlds above;
Thy Name is music to the heart,
Enchanting it with love.

Celestial sweetness unalloyed!
Who eat Thee hunger still:
Who drink of Thee still feel a void,
Which naught but Thou can fill.

O my sweet Jesus! hear the sighs
Which unto Thee I send;
To Thee mine inmost spirit cries,
My being’s hope and end!

Stay with us, Lord, and with Thy light
Illume the soul’s abyss;
Scatter the darkness of our night,
And fill the world with bliss.

O Jesu! spotless virgin-flower!
Our life and joy! To Thee
Be praise, beatitude, and power
Through all eternity.

1 comment:

The Cyber Hymnal said...

Just a note to let you know the Cyber Hymnal (linked from your blog), has a new URL: http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Please spread the word!


God bless...


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