Hymn of St. Philip Howard?

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High Peak
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Hymn of St. Philip Howard?

Post by High Peak » Fri May 09, 2014 11:38 pm

I can't believe that I am already thinking of next year's Lent and/or Triduum!!

Back in the day, I was a Bradford Student and the patron saint of our chaplaincy was Philip Howard. The patronal celebration was always a big affair with a Pontifical Mass (in a chapel the size of a large living room!!), a small schola singing one of Byrd's Masses (I didn't appreciate it then as much as I would now!!) and thence to the bar (directly below the chapel) for a pint (or seven) of the black stuff. We prayed hard and played hard!! :D

During the Mass we sang a hymn that we always refered to as the "Hymn of St Philip Howard" (based on his words?). Whilst clearing up my study I have come across an old order of service booklet from the 80s (I can't throw anything away) which has the words of said hymn. I can remember the melody. I wonder, does anyone recognise it and, perchance, have music?

The first couple of verses are as follows:

O Christ, my Lord which for my sins didst hang upon a tree,
grant that thy grace in me, poor wretch, may still ingrafted be, may still ingrafted be.

Grant that thy naked hanging there may kill in me all pride
and care of wealth, since thou didst then in such poor state abide, in such poor state abide.

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Re: Hymn of St. Philip Howard?

Post by Southern Comfort » Sat May 10, 2014 7:01 pm

You might want to contact the current director of music at Arundel Cathedral, dedicated to St Philip Howard and where there is a chapel dedicated to him. The DoM is Elizabeth Stratford, the cathedral address is London Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AY, and cathedral website gives a generic cathedral email contact address: aruncath1@aol.com

High Peak
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Re: Hymn of St. Philip Howard?

Post by High Peak » Sat May 10, 2014 11:47 pm

Good thinking. Thanks!

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