Thursday, June 2, 2011


One of the songs in our repertoire is the Latin carol, Gaudete. We've taken this name to call our choir Gaudete Chorale. 

Gaudete means rejoice, and this is exactly what we want to do and spread in Poland.

Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete!
Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary — rejoice!
Tempus adest gratiæ
Hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina lætitiæ
Devote reddamus.
The time of grace has come—
This that we have desired,
Verses of joy
Let us devoutly return.
Deus homo factus est
Natura mirante,
Mundus renovatus est
A Christo regnante.
God has become man,
To the wonderment of Nature,
The world has been renewed
By the reigning Christ.
Ezechielis porta
Clausa pertransitur,
Unde lux est orta
Salus invenitur.
The closed gate of Ezechiel
Is passed through,
Whence the light is born,
Salvation is found.
Ergo nostra contio
Psallat iam in lustro;
Benedicat Domino:
Salus Regi nostro.
Therefore let our gathering
Now sing in brightness
Let it give praise to the Lord:
Greeting to our King.

Please pray with us that we would master the Psalms and hymns we are practicing. We're very blessed to have some wonderfully gifted singers and musicians with us, but some of us still need some hard practice. 

Pray that we would truly spread the beautiful, contagious joy of the Gospel in Poland through music! 

1 comment:

paul said...

very well done :)