A couple of short Messianic Christmas hymns and salutations. The lyrics for each follow:
Hodie Christus natus est: hodie salvator apparuit:
Hodie in terra canunt angeli, laetantur archangeli:
Hodie exultant justi, dicentes: gloria in excelsis Deo: Alleluia.
O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem,
fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.
Today Christ is born: Today the Saviour appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing, Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying: Glory to God in the highest: Alleluia.
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other mightily,
and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.
This is a Christmas chant which has been adapted to a polyphonic / homophonic melody. The background image is Bartolome Esteban Murillo’s “Adoration of the Shepherds”. Here follows the English and Latin words to this shortened version:
O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio! Alleluia!
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger! Alleluia!
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