Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis


William: Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis

Image:Latin.png Latin text

1 Laudibus in sanctis Dominum celebrate supremum:
Firmamenta sonent inclita facta Dei.
2 Inclita facta Dei cantate, sacraque potentis
Voce potestatem saepe sonate manus.
3 Magnificum Domini cantet tuba martia nomen:
Pieria Domino concelebrate lira.
4 Laude Dei resonent resonantia tympana summi:
Alta sacri resonent organa laude Dei.
Hunc arguta canant tenui psalteria corda,
Hunc agili laudet laeta chorea pede.
5 Concava divinas effundant cymbala laudes,
Cymbala dulcisona laude repleta Dei.
6 Omne quod aethereis in mundo vescitur auris
Halleluia canat tempus in omne Deo.


Image:English.png English translation

1 Celebrate the Lord most high in holy praises:
Let the firmament echo the glorious deeds of God.
2 Sing ye the glorious deeds of God, and with holy voice
Sound forth oft the power of his mighty hand.:
3 Let the warlike trumpet sing the great name of the Lord:
Celebrate the Lord with Pierian lyre.
4 Let resounding timbrels ring to the praise of the most-high God,
Lofty organs peal to the praise of the holy God.:
Him let melodious psalteries sing with fine string,
Him let joyful dance praise with nimble foot.
5 Let hollow cymbals pour forth divine praises,
Sweet-sounding cymbals filled with the praise of God.
6 Let everything in the world that feeds upon the air of heaven
Sing Halleluia to God for evermore.