“Gaudete” Rejoice Sunday

The electric folk group Steeleye Span had a hit in 1973 with “Gaudete”. It reached number 14 in the  UK singles chart.Here is a modern version of this beautiful Latin hymn.

And here are the words in English:

 

Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Of the Virgin Mary — rejoice!

 

The time of grace has come—
This that we have desired,
Verses of joy
Let us devoutly return.

 

God has become man,
To the wonderment of Nature,
The world has been renewed
By the reigning Christ