O nata lux

Thomas Tallis

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum
Laudes precesque summere.

Qui carne quondam contegi
Dignatus es pro perditis,
Mos membra confer effici
Tui beati corporis.
O Light born of Light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer.

Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost,
grant us to be members
of thy blessed body.

10th century hymn. "Cantiones Sacrae" 1575


Thomas Tallis (?1505-1585)

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