From Piae Cantiones (Finland, 1582)
(Trad. Arr. Hart / Prior / Knight / Johnson / Kemp)
Steeleye Span - 1972
Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine:
Tempus adest gratiae,
Hoc quod optabamus
Deus homo factus est
Mundus renovatus est
A Christo regnante.
Unde Lux est orta
Ergo nostra contio
Psallat iam in lustro,
Salus Regi nostro.
Christ is born of the Virgin Mary; rejoice!
The time of grace has come for which we have prayed
Let us devoutly sing songs of joy.
God is made man, while nature wonders
The world is renewed by Christ the King.
The closed gate of Ezekiel has been passed through
From where the light has risen, salvation is found.
Therefore let our assembly sing praises now at this time of
Let it bless the Lord: greetings to our King.