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Thread #5096   Message #2786487
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Dec-09 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Gaudete begins on page 81 and ends on page 82 of Piae Cantiones. (Click the links for the PDF files.)

There are some possibly significant differences in spelling between those images and what is posted above and in the DT. Here's my attempt at an accurate transcription. It is not prejudiced by any actual knowledge of Latin!

Gaudete, gaudete Christus est natus ex Maria virgine, gaudete.

Tempus adest gratia, hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina laticiae devotè reddamus.

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

Ezechielis porta clausa pertransitur,
Unde lux est orta, salus invenitur.

Ergo nostra concio psallat iam in lustro,
Benedicat Domino, salus Re[gi]* nostro.

[* The letters in brackets are illegible in the online image.]