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Lord, in this holy Mystery

Boh predvicnyj

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This hymn to our Lord Jesus Christ is one of a number of such spiritual songs that were at one time sung at Holy Communion. It can also be sung fittingly immediately before OR AFTER the Divine Liturgy.

For the Slavonic version, see Isusa v Svjatych Tajnach. The English translation is by Monsignor Ernest Dunda.


The English test and music were published in the 1970 collection Byzantine Liturgical Chant, on page H-5 (number 7 in the Hymns). The English and Slavonic text were included in the Hymns section of Monsignor Levkulic's The Divine Liturgy, a Book of Prayer (1978).

An almost identical text and melody can be found on page 972 of the Ukrainian Catholic collecton, The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship (2004). The text differs slightly: the Anthology has "Jesus, our joy in sadness" rather than "Jesus, our joy and hope."