Hymn of Bishop Caelius Sedulius: A solis ortus cardine…

vidimus_stellamThe hymns of the Church reflect its theology and that holds true for the Christmas carols too. The old hymn by Bishop Caelius Sedulius from the 5th century was translated by Dr. Martin Luther in 1524 as available in Latin and German here: A_solis_ortus_cardine, but also in English here: BWV 121 Christum wir sollen loben schon. Is there anybody out there, who would care to translate that into seTswana or isiZulu? That would be a worthwhile activity during these high holidays of Christmas, wouldn’t it? Here it is sung in latin by the Schola Gregoriana Monostorinensis performing in the Calvary Church from Cluj (RO): http://youtu.be/QhzFqWc64Qc


About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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