LISTEN to a Beautiful Hymn 'O Nata Lux' Newly Released by VOCES8 Sung in an Empty Church in Germany



VOCES8 sings 'O Nata Lux' by Thomas Tallis in St. Bartholom√§us-Kirche, Pegnitz, Germany. The anonymous O nata lux de lumine is the office hymn at Lauds of the Feast of the Transfiguration (Aug. 6, observed by Anglicans and Lutherans on the last Sunday before Lent.) A metrical version in English is O Light of light, by love inclined translated by Laurence Housman for The English Hymnal, 1906.
TEXT in Latin with Translation below:
O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum
Laudes precesque sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi
Dignatus es pro perditis,
Nos membra confer effici
Tui beati corporis.
TRANSLATION
O Light born of Light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost,
grant us to be members
of thy blessed body.
Source: Choral Wiki and Youtube channel of VOCES8

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