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Catholic Hymns

Catholic Hymns
Singing the lyrics of Catholic Hymns provide an agreeable way of passing on the history and doctrine of the Roman Catholic faith. The lyrics of Catholic Hymns teach people about the Roman Catholic religion whilst drawing people into the community of the church fostering and strengthening Roman Catholic beliefs and values.

Early History of Catholic Hymns: The history of Roman Catholic hymns started in the 4th and 5th centuries when monasteries began to emulate the Ancient Greek hymnos. The Greek word hymnos derives from the word from hydeo meaning "to celebrate" and was used in respect of a song that expressed honor, praise, or thanksgiving. The word hymnos translates into English as "Hymn".

The early monks created the first Catholic hymns in the Latin language and used the structure to fit Gregorian Chants sung by their choirs. The  "Schola Cantorum" was established by Pope Saint Gregory I (c. 540 - March 12, 604) to distribute chants to papal choirs. The first basic Catholic Hymns developed into beautiful polyphony in which chants and music were arranged in parts for several voices. The Magnificat hymn (song of the Virgin Mary) is one of the earliest of all Christian hymns.

History of Catholic Hymns: The Nineteenth Century witnessed a change in Catholic Hymns when the words and lyrics began to be written in the vernacular, the everyday speech of the people. Up to this point, the only time that Catholic Hymns were sung in the vernacular were on special occasions and processions and at the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament the recitation of the Rosary. Many of the later Catholic hymns were the Marian Hymns that focused on the Virgin Mary and used in liturgical and devotional services.

Catholic Hymns List - As I kneel before you: Find the As I kneel before you lyrics with facts about this ancient Catholic hymn.

Catholic Hymns List - At the Cross her station keeping: Find the At the Cross her station keeping lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn, Bernard of Clairvaux.

Catholic Hymns List - Bring Flowers of the Rarest: Find the Bring Flowers of the Rarest lyrics by the composer of the music, Mary E. Walsh.

Catholic Hymns List - Come O spirit from above: Find the Come O spirit from above lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn and composer of the music.

Catholic Hymns List - Daily, daily sing to Mary: Find the Daily, daily sing to Mary lyrics of this old song.

Catholic Hymns List - Hail, Holy Queen enthroned: Find the Hail, holy Queen enthroned lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn, Hermann of Reichenau.

Catholic Hymns List - Holy Mary now we crown Thee: Find the Holy Mary now we crown Thee lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn and composer of the music.

Catholic Hymns List - I am the bread of life: Find the I am the bread of life lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn and composer of the music.

Catholic Hymns List - I am the Vine: Find the I am the Vine lyrics with facts about this ancient Catholic hymn.

Catholic Hymns List - Ill sing a hymn to Mary: Find the Ill sing a hymn to Mary lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn, John Wyse.

Catholic Hymns List - Immaculate Mary, thy praises we sing: Find the Immaculate Mary, thy praises we sing lyrics with facts about this old hymn.

Catholic Hymns List - O heart of Mary: Find the O heart of Mary lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn and composer of the music, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Catholic Hymns List - O Most Holy One: Find the O Most Holy One lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn, James Martin Raker.

Catholic Hymns List - Who is she ascends so high: Find the Who is she ascends so high lyrics with facts about the author of the hymn, Sir John Beaumont.

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