|Solo by Benedict Philipp|
Music by Robert Prizeman (MCPS)
English words by Henry Burton
There’s a light upon the mountains and the day is at the spring
when our eyes shall see the wonder and the glory it will bring
et laudate Domino in laetitia And praise the Lord in joyfulness
et cantate Domino gloria And sing ‘Glory’ to the Lord
saecula et saeculorum Alleluia Through endless ages, Alleluia.
Hark, we hear a distant music and it comes with fuller swell
’tis the glorious song of heaven and our fears it will dispel
Exsultate Domino omnis populi Alleluia Rejoice in the Lord, all nations, Alleluia
Jubilate Domino omnis terra Alleluia Be joyful in the Lord, all the earth, Alleluia
Angeli et archangeli, Angels and archangels,
psallite et laudate Sing out and give praise
in hymnis et psalmis et canticis in hymns, in psalms, and in songs.
We hear a distant music – it comes with fuller swell
for the angels here are human, not the shining hosts above
for the drumbeats of the army are the heartbeats of our love
Latin translation by Ed.