Gaudete is a Christmas carol with origins that extend into the Middle Ages of Europe. The Latin lyric first appeared in print in a 16th century collection of Finnish/Swedish songs. The tune is derived from early church music. This performance is by the British vocal group, Medieaval Baebes.
Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus/Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete!/Out of the Virgin Mary, rejoice!
Tempus adest gratiae/The time of grace has come -
Hoc quod optubamus/What we have wished for,
Carmina taetitiae/Songs of joy
Devote reddamus/Let us give back faithfully.
Deaus homo factus est/God has beciome man.
Natura mirante/To the wonderment of Nature.
Mundus renovatus est/The world has been renewed
A Christo regnante/By the reigning Christ.
Ezechielis porte/The closed gate of Ezekiel
Clausa pertranistur/Is passed through.
Unde lux est orta/Whence the light is born.
Salus invenitur/Salvation is found.
Ergo nostra contio/Therefore let our gathering
Psallat iam in lustro/Now sing in brightness
Benedicat Domino/Let it give praise tot he Lord:
Salus Regi nostro/Greeting to our King.