Eucharistic Congress Hymn Book (1932)

This book was issued officially by the Organising Committee of the 31st International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, in 1932.

It had Nihil Obstat from Michael L Dempspey (Censor. Theol. Deput), and Imprimi Potest from + EDUARDUS, Archiep. Dulinen, Hiberniae Primas, dated 6 March 1931.

The Preface by says that the committee was
"... confronted by many difficulties. In the first place, a choice had to be made of the hymns to be sung: secondly a definite melody had to be selected for each hymn; thirdly a definite version had to be chosen for each melody, there being many variants in use. The Committee has chosen in each case the melody that seemed to be the most familiar and most commonly used."

The Committee members are not named.

Directions for Singers - at the 1932 Eucharistic Congress Children' Saturday mass, and the Congress Mass on Sunday
The book has 18 pieces in Latin - including one Mass-setting, the Missa de Angelis.

There are also 11 hymns in English - and for each of these an Irish-language setting (with matching numbers of verses) is provided.   In all but one case, the tune of the Irish-language version is exactly the same, so it is set on the same staff.

In all cases, a unison melody line is given for the tune.

Copyright acknowledgement is given for a few works in the preface, but apart from this no information is provided about the writer or composers of any of the hymns.

Printed by the Juverna Press Limited, Dublin.

It includes some limited directions about the relationships between the choir, children's choir and congregation as the official Masses.

About the contents listing

The table below lists the hymns and Mass-parts in the book, in alphabetical order.

Detail  pages for some songs are linked from the titles, and more detail-pages will be added as time and copyright permissions allow. They may include:
  • background information about the hymn, 
  • the full lyrics, 
  • downloadable PowerPoint slides of the words, 
  • sheet music (lead-sheet and/or guitar chords only), 
  • (links to) samples of the song.  


Table of Contents


Title (first-line) Number
A Creidhim Atardha 63
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
A Croidhe dhil Íosa 51
Lyrics by: An Ri Liat
Tune: © Sisters of Notre Dame, Coleman's Hatch, Sussex
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
A Dainríogain na Noamh 57
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
A Pádraig Do Céad-las 60
A Pádraig do céad-las an sprérdh geal'nárdhtír
Lyrics by: Rev Denis O'Flynn, All Hallows College, Dublin
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
This Irish-language setting of Hail Glorious St Patrick is to the same tune as the latter, but only uses the first 16 bars
Adoremus 39
Adoremus in Aeternum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 4
Adoro Te 7
Adoro te devote, latens Deitas
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 4
Agnus Dei 31
Agnus Dei, qui tolis pecata numdi
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
Benedictus 30
Benedictus qui venit
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
Come O Creator Spirit Blest 44
Come O spirit blest
Language: English
Number of verses: 7
Credo 23
Credo in unum Deum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
De Deata Corp mo Ríog 55
Lyrics by: Rev Denis O'Flynn, All Hallows College, Dublin
Tune: © Messrs Cary & Co, London
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
Dia le n'Ar bPápa 61
Lyrics by: An Ri Liat
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
Faith of our Fathers 63
Faith of our fathers, living still / Faith of our fathers, holy faith
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Glóire Dot Aínmse 46
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
Gloria 18
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
God Bless our Pope 61
Full in the panting heart of Rome / God bless our Pope, the great the good
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Hail Glorious St Patrick 59
Hail glorious St Patrick, dear saint of our isle
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Hail Queen of Heaven 57
Hail queen of heaven, the ocean star
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Holy God 46
Holy God we praise thy name
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Íosa Tigearma 48
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
Jesus my Lord my God my All 48
Jesus my Lord my God my All / Sweet sacrament, we thee adore
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Kyrie 17
Kyrie eleison
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
Lauda Jerusalem 9
Lauda Jerusalem Dominum / Quóniam confortávit seras portárum tu-á-rum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 11
Lauda Sion 10
Lauda Sion Salvatórem
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 24
Laudate Dominum 39
Laudate eum omnes populi
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 4
Magnificat 14
Magnificat ánima mea Dóminum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 12
Naomuig-se m'Anam 49
Lyrics by: Rev Denis O'Flynn, All Hallows College, Dublin
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
O Molfaidh mé te Díograis 53
=Language: Irish
Number of verses: 3
O Salutaris Hostia 35
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 2
Pange Lingua 36
Pange lingua gloriosi
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 6
Pontifical Blessing 33
Sit nomen Domini benedictum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
Sanctus 29
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 1
Soul of my Saviour 49
Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Sweet Heart of Jesus 51
Sweet heart of Jesus, fount of love and mercy
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Sweet Sacrament Divine 55
Sweet sacrament divine, hid in Thine earthly home
Tune: © Messrs Cary & Co, London
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Tantum Ergo 38
Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 2
Te Deum 40
Te Deum laudamus, Te Deum confitemur
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 29
To Jesus Heart all Burning 53
To Jesus, heart all burning, with fervent love for men /
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Túirling a Sprid do Curtius 44
Lyrics by: Rev Denis O'Flynn, All Hallows College, Dublin
Language: Irish
Number of verses: 7
Veni Creator 42
Veni Creator Spiritus
Language: Latin
Number of verses: 7

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