Stanford, Charles Villiers: Coelos ascendit hodie

Cœlos ascendit hodie (1890)

Cœlos ascendit hodie Jesus Christus Rex gloriæ.
Sedet ad Patris dexteram, gubernat cœlum et terram.
Iam finem habent Omnia Patris Davidis carmina;
iam Dominus cum Domino sedet in Dei solio
in hoc triumpho maximo.
Benedicamus Domino, laudatur Sancta Trinitas,
Deo dicamus gratias. Alleluia! Amen.

Today Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, has ascended into the heavens.
He sits at the right hand of the Father, ruling heaven and earth.
Now are fulfilled all the songs of our forefather David;
the Lord sits with his Lord, upon the royal throne of God
in this his greatest triumph.
Let us bless the Lord; let the Holy Trinity be praised;
let us give thanks to the Lord. Alleluia! Amen.

Words: Anonymous, from the Cowley Carol Book
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)