The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing Out A Song Of Victory

Pangamus melos gloriae

For Christmas

Latin Words and Prague melody from Guido Maria Dreves, S.J. (1854-1909), ed., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi. Vol. 1. Cantiones Bohemicae. Leiche, Leider und Rufe des 13., 14., und 15. Jahhunderts. (Leipzig : O. R. Reisland, 1886), Hymn #174, p. 162, alt. There is a second version in Dreves, #173. Link is to the Internet Archive.

English Translation by the Rev. J. O'Connor

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #148, pp. 22-23.

1. Pangamus melos gloriae
Regi regum victoriae.
Qui natus est de virgine
Et nos redemit sanguine,
Nos emundans a sordibus
Infundens nostris cordibus.
Alleluia.

2. Nunc flamen Sancte Spiritus 
Qui dicitur Paraclitus.
Cujus nos resurrectio,
Pariter et ascensio
Conjungat nos coelestibus 
Consortes Christi civibus 
Alleluia.

3. O angelorum Domina 
Audi nostra precamina, 
Et ora tuum Filium 
Pro nobis, spes humitium. 
Gaudentes cum tripudio 
Benedicamus Domino.
Alleluia.

1. Sing out a song of victory!
The King has set His people free,
And King of all the Kings is He
Who sprang today from maid Marie
And bought us back with Blood of price
And sealed our souls for Paradise.
Alleluia.

2. Now may the breathing Spirit sweet
Whose name is called the Paraclete,
Conjoin us with celestial choir
In fellowship for evermore
With Christ by resurrection
And glorious ascension
Alleluia.

3. Assist our pleading Mary bright, 
Thou angels' wonder and delight, 
And speak for us before thy Son, 
Thou hope of every lowly one. 
In joy unfeign'd sing high sing low 
Benedicamus Domino.
Alleluia.

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #148, pp. 22-23.

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Editor's Note:

The Latin text is altered from Guido Maria Dreves, S.J. (1854-1909), ed., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi. Vol. 1. Cantiones Bohemicae. Leiche, Leider und Rufe des 13., 14., und 15. Jahhunderts. (Leipzig : O. R. Reisland, 1886), Hymn #174, p. 162. Link is to the Internet Archive.

1. Pangamus melos gloriae
Regi regam victoriae.

2. Qui natus est de virgine
Et nos redemit sanguine,

3. Nos emundans a sordibus
Infundens nostris cordibus

4. Nunc flamen sancti spiritus,
Qui dicitur paraclitus.

5. Cujus nos resurrectio,
Pariter et ascensio

6. Conjungat nos coelestibus
Consortes Christi civibus

7. O angelorum domina,
Andi nostra precamina

8. Et ora tuum filium
Pro nobis, spes humilium.

9. Gandentes cum tripudio
Benedicarnus Domino.

10. Sit benedicta trinitas,
Deo dicamus gratias.

Notes from Dreves:

H. - Himmelfahrt. - Jedes dritte und das letzte Zeilenpaar als R° bezeichnet und dementsprechend mit eigener Melodie versehen. Dennoch steht der rufartige Charakter des Liedes aufser Zweifel.

Editor's Note:

There is a second version in Dreves, #173, p. 162.

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