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Gaudete

Christmas Carol

Gaudete is a Finnish carol or, perhaps, a Swedish carol first published in the medieval songbook Pia Cantiones in 1582. It is a Christmas song of praise honoring Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary, rejoicing that the time of salvation and grace has finally come.

Gaudete is here sung by the Chapel Royal Choir of England.



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Latin Lyrics:

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

Tempus adest gratiae,
Hoc quod optabamus
Carmina laetitiae
Devote redamus.

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

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

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

Ezecheelis porta clausa
Per transitur
Unde Lux est orta
Salus invenitur.

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

Ergo nostra contio
Psallat iam in lustro,
Benedicat Domino
Salus Regi nostro.

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

Gaudete, gaudete. Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete.

Translation:


Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.

It is now the time of grace,
That which we have desired,
Songs of joy
Let us sing with devotion.

Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.

God has become man
Causing the admiration of all nature,
The world is renewed
By the reigning Christ.

Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.

Ezekiel's closed door
Now is open.
There where the Light is born
Our salvation is found.

Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.

Therefore, we altogehter
Can sing now in brightness:
Blessed be the Lord,
Long life to our King.

Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.

Rejoice, rejoice. Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary: Rejoice.



Sheet music for Gaudete



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