English Translations

(...of our Gregorian Chant Music "Clips".)


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Several of us are fluent in Spanish.  Some of us have formally studied German, French, Classical Greek, and New Testament Greek.  On our own, we have picked up a smattering of Hebrew and Gaelic.  Regrettably, we are woefully ignorant of Latin.  We found the Gregorian Chant "clips" posted below many years ago, and the website on which they were found no longer exists.  

We have posted the traditional verses for the Chants listed, although the clips themselves may include only portions of the relevant Biblical texts, or additional text to that shown.  If you can offer more insight into the "translations" of the Gregorian Chant clips shown below, please email us at monks@prayerfoundation.org.  

Also, if anyone knows who made these particular Chants and if they are available on CD or other media, we and many others would be interested in this information. ___________________________________________________________

                          1. Laudate Pueri


Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.                                                                                                 

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.         

The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.                                                                         

Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

                                                (Psalm 113)

                        2. Viderunt Omnes

"All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God." 

                                    (Psalm 98:3b)

                                     3. Sanctus

"Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."  

                             (Isaiah 6:3; Luke 13:35)


                     4.  Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

                      (John 1:29)


                                       5. Puer Natus

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." 

                                            (Isaiah 9:6)

"O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth." 

                                             (Psalm 96:1) ____________________________________________________________

6. Tui Sunt Caeli

"The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them." 

(Psalm 89:11)


                                7. Kyrie Eleison 

"Lord have mercy upon us.  Christ have mercy upon us.  Lord have mercy upon us." (The three petitions acknowledge the Trinity.)

(Psalm 51:3,4) 

"Gloria Patri"

"Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  Amen."


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