Deering, Richard: Factum est silentium

Factum est silentium (1618)

Factum est silentium in cœlo dum committeret bellum draco cum Michaele Archangelo.
Audita est vox milia milium dicentium:
Salus, honor et virtus omnipotenti Deo.

There was silence in heaven whilst the dragon joined battle with the Archangel Michael.
A cry was heard – thousands of thousands saying:
‘Salvation and honour and power be to Almighty God.’

Words: based on Revelation 12, vv 7, 10
Music: Richard Deering (c. 1580–1630)