Hark, A Joyful Voice is Thrilling
Words: En, clara vox redarguit
Translation: John Henry, Cardinal Newman, 1834-1842.
Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), pp. 20-21.
Hark, a joyful voice is thrilling, And each dim and winding way Of the ancient temple filling ; Dreams depart, for it is day. Christ is coming — from thy bed, Earth-bound soul, awake and spring — With the sun new-risen to shed Health on human suffering. Lo, to grant a pardon free, Comes a willing Lamb from heaven ; Sad and tearful, hasten we, One and all, to be forgiven. Once again he comes in light Girding earth with fear and woe ; Lord, be thou our loving might, From our guilt and ghostly foe. To the Father and the Son And the Spirit, who in heaven Ever witness, Three and One, Praise on earth be ever given.
Note from Shipley:
Vox clara ecce intonat. Original of En, clara vox redarguit. Amkrosian Lauds Hymn from the Salisbury Breviary.
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