Personent Hodie – 14th Century


 Personent hodie
voces puerulae,
laudantes iucunde
qui nobis est natus,
summo Deo datus,
et de virgineo ventre procreatus.


In mundo nascitur.
pannis involvitur
praesepi ponitur
stabulo brutorum,
rector supernorum.
perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.


Magi tres venerunt.
parvulum inquirunt,
Bethlehem adeunt,
stellulam sequendo,
ipsum adorando,
aurum, thus, et myrrham ei offerendo.


Omnes clericuli,
pariter pueri,
cantent ut angeli:
advenisti mundo,
laudes tibi fundo.
ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.


This day resounds
With the voices of children
Pleasantly praising
He who was born and given to us,
The Lord most high
Born of the Virgin womb.

Born in the world,
Wrapped in swaddling garments
Placed in the manger,
In the stall of beasts
Lord of above
Destroyed the spoils of the prince of hell.

The three Magi came
In search of a little child,
They go to Bethlehem
Following the little stars
Worshiping him,
Offering him gold, frankincense and myrrh.

All the clergy,
Children as well
Sing like the angels:
You come to the world
Praise to thee.
Glory to God in the Highest

Personent hodie - Italian Children's Songs - Italy - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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2 Responses to Personent Hodie – 14th Century

  1. DesertAbba says:

    Dominus vobiscum.

    Liked by 1 person

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