5 sacred songs to sing during Lent

'The Glory of These Forty Days'

St. Gregory the Great, the Medieval era pope, is credited with having originally written the hymn “The Glory of These Forty Days,” which was later translated to English in 1906 by Anglican Minister Maurice F. Bell.

“It was traditionally sung at Matins during Lent. The Glory of These Forty Days is set to the Lutheran hymn tune Spires (Erhalt' uns, Herr) by Joseph Klug (1523-1552). First published in 1543 with later harmonies added by J.S. Bach (1685-1750). In the Liturgy of the Hours it is used during Lent,” noted the blog Breviary Hymns.  

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The glory of these forty days

we celebrate with songs of praise,

for Christ, through whom all things were made,

himself has fasted and has prayed.

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