Bonus Hymn, ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’

I have long loved this melody by Camille Saint-Saens, from his Organ Symphony. It crops up here and there, in unexpected places–like, for instance, as the theme music for the movie, Babe (yeah, the one about the pig: “If I had words, I’d make a day for you…”).

I just knew there had to be a hymn that went with this music. And today I sought, and today I found.

Turn the volume up for this one! It’s in Latin–but you don’t need to be Thomas Aquinas to know that Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pacem hominibus means “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to men.”

Can you give me Hallelujah?

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