Monday, December 24, 2007

Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus
Ex Maria virginæ, gaudete!

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary, rejoice!

Tempus adest gratiæ
Hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina lætitiæ
Devote reddamus.

It is now the time of grace
That we have desired;
Let us devoutly return
Songs of rejoicing.

Deus homo factus est
Natura mirante,
Mundus renovatus est
A Christo regnante.

God has become man,
And nature marvels;
The world has been renewed
By Christ who is King.

Ezechielis porta
Clausa pertransitur,
Unde lux est orta
Salus invenitur.

The closed gate of Ezechiel
Has been passed through;
Salvation is found there,
Whence the light rises.

Ergo nostra cantio,
Psallat iam in lustro;
Benedicat Domino:
Salus Regi nostro.

Therefore let our choir
Now sing a hymn in purification
Let it give praise to the Lord:
greetings to our King.

Blessed Christmas to all!


WondrousPilgrim said...

i've had this in my head for weeks now. remember how we used ot belt it out in choir. it and personent hodie!

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