In Rama sonat gemitus By: Anonymous


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


Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: S , A , T , B
Date: 12th century
Language: Latin
Tags: holiday translation religious conductus


LyricsPoetic Translation
In Rama sonat gemitusIn Rama you can hear her cries,
plorante Rachel Anglie:For England's Rachel weeps today.
Herodis namque genitusA certain son of Herod tries
dat ipsam ignominie.To steal her dearest child away.
En eius primogenitusHer firstborn, her beloved prize,
et Joseph CantuarieFrom Canterbury must obey,
Exulat fisto venditusLike Joseph, bonds in exile's guise:
Egiptum colit Gallie.In France's Egypt he must stay.
AnonymousCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See Mick Swithinbank's work at Choral Public Domain Library.