Warlock, Peter: Benedicamus Domino


Benedicamus Domino (1918)

Procedenti puero, Eya, nobis annus est!
Virginis ex utero: Gloria! Laudes!
Deus homo factus est et immortalis.

Sine viri semine, Eya, nobis annus est!
natus est de virgine: Gloria! Laudes!
Deus homo factus est et immortalis.

Sine viri copia, Eya, nobis annus est!
natus est ex Maria: Gloria! Laudes!
Deus homo factus est et immortalis.

In hoc festo determino, Eya, nobis annus est!
benedicamus Domino! Gloria! Laudes!
Deus homo factus est et immortalis.

A boy comes forth, Eya, our time is come!
from the Virgin’s womb: Glory! Praise!
God is become man and yet immortal.

Without a man’s seed, Eya, our time is come!
he is born of a virgin: Glory! Praise!
God is become man and yet immortal.

Without the means of man, Eya, our time is come!
he is born of Mary: Glory! Praise!
God is become man and yet immortal.

On this appointed Feast, Eya, our time is come!
let us bless the Lord. Glory! Praise!
God is become man and yet immortal.

Words: From Sloane MS. 2593, time of Henry VI
Music: Peter Warlock (1894–1930)