Yes, I know this is a Christmas hymn, and I know it’s July; but when I hymn comes barreling into my head over supper, I take that as a sign that I ought to use it.
Gaudete means “rejoice”–rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior, Jesus Christ our king. And there is no day in all the year when it’s wrong to do so.
The lyrics are in Latin, but all you really need to know is that it means “Rejoice! Christ is born!”
Sung by the Mediaeval Baebes–you might want to turn up the volume on this one.
We’re still taking requests for Christmas hymns, so don’t be shy.
No Christmas carol requests this morning, so let me see if I can start the ball rolling. So far, What Child Is This? leads the contest with 22 views, the day it was posted.
I am not eligible to win my own contest, so I hereby submit Gaudete, a medieval carol performed by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and the London Cello Orchestra. And drums! Turn up the volume on this one.
You can understand the Latin lyric, if you put your mind to it: “Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born of the Virgin Mary.” Gaudete. I hope you don’t mind another Christmas song slipping in. I wanted to hear it again. This version’s by Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span.
Personal Note: I haven’t called the hospital yet today, but they haven’t called me, either. I wonder how long I dare leave it like that.
“Thewhiterabbit” has been asking for more Christmas music, and as I was reading his message, Patty discovered this medieval carol on youtube–Gaudete, performed by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, complete with medieval drum.
This is one mighty rousing Christmas carol. Turn up the volume and see if you can stay in your chair.