Verbum Patris umanatur By: Walter of Châtillon

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: SAT , SAB , STT , STB , AAT , AAB , ATT , ATB , TTT , TTB
Date: 12th century
Language: Latin
Tags: conductus holiday Cambridge University Manuscript religious Mary translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Verbum patris humanatur, O, O!Now the Word in flesh is seated, O! O!
Dum puella salutatur, O, O!Changing when a girl was greeted, O! O!
Salutata fecundaturAnd conception was completed
Viri nescia.With no man to use.
Ey, ey, eya, nova gaudia!Hey! Hey! Heya! Hear the joyous news!
Novus modus geniture, O, O!It's a manner of formation, O! O!
Sed excedens vim nature, O, O!Flouting nature's might and station, O! O!
Dum unitur creatureIn Creator and creation
Creans omnia.One is made of two.
Ey, ey, eya, nova gaudia!Hey! Hey! Heya! Hear the joyous news!
Audi partem preter morem, O, O!Nothing like before or later, O! O!
Virgo parit salvatorem, O, O!For a maid has borne the Savior, O! O!
Creatura creatorem,And a creature the Creator,
Patrem filia.Child the Father, too:
Ey, ey, eya, nova gaudia!Hey! Hey! Heya! Hear the joyous news!
In parente salvatoris, O, O!In the Savior's birth inherent, O! O!
Non est parens nostri moris, O, O!There's no kind of earthly parent, O! O!
Virgo parit, nec pudorisFor to nature's course aberrant,
Marcent lilia.She as maid is true.
Ey, ey, eya, nova gaudia!Hey! Hey! Heya! Hear the joyous news!
Homo Deus nobis datur, O, O!God-made-man to us is given, O! O!
Datus nobis demonstratur, O, O!Showing us that we're forgiven, O! O!
Dum pax terris nuntiatur,And the peace and love of Heaven
Celis gloria.Will the earth suffuse.
Ey, ey, eya, nova gaudia!Hey! Hey! Heya! Hear the joyous news!
Walter of ChâtillonCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.