Latinised Hymns

This is the day the Lord hath made

This is the day the Lord hath made,
He calls the hours his own;
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround his throne.

Today he rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
Today the saints his triumphs spread,
And all his wonders tell.

Hosanna to the anointed King,
To David's holy Son!
O help us, Lord, descend and bring
Salvation from thy throne.

Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
With messages of grace;
Who comes, in God his Father's name,
To save our sinful race.

Hosanna in the highest strains
The Church on earth can raise;
The highest heavens in which he reigns
Shall give him nobler praise.


Hanc diem Dominus dedit,
horas sibi asserens
cum caelo laeta terra sit;
laudetur is sedens.

Surrexit hac de mortuis
vicitque Satanam;
a sanctis hac laudatur is
nactus victoriam.

"Hosanna!" Regi nunc sonet
uncto Davidico.
Auxilium o! defer et
salutem a throno.

Quam bonus praeco gratiae
huc, Domine, venis
reisque Patris nomine
peccantibus subis.

Laudabit hic te viribus
summis Ecclesia,
sed regna quanto melius
superna te tua!

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