• Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Harp
  • Published: Novello & Co

From the Number One selling album Angel.  The choir combines with solo harp in an atmospheric, pastoral piece set against the backdrop of the Christmas story. The Shepherds, the Wise Men and the angels all offer their praise to the newborn Christ Child.

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Quem pastores laudavere,
quibus angeli dixere.
Absit vobis jam timere,

natus est rex gloriae.

Ad quem magi ambulabant,

aurum, thus, myrrham portabant
Nunc angelorum gloria hominibus
Resplenduit in mundo.

Exultemus cum Maria

In coelesti heirarchia.
Natum promat voce pia
Dulci cum melodia.

Christo regi, Deo nato,
Per Mariam nobis dato,
Merito resonet vere
Laus, honor et gloria.

The one praised by the shepherds,
to whom the angels said,
“Now lay aside your fears”,
has been born the king of glory.

To whom the wise men made their way,
bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh,
Now the glory of the angels
has become resplendent in the world to all.

Let us rejoice with Mary
amid the host of heaven,
and let them announce the birth with devoted voice
and with sweet melody.

To Christ the king, born God,
given to us through Mary,
let there resound as is truly fitting
praise, honour, and glory.