Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete! (Out) Of the Virgin Mary rejoice!
Tempus adest gratiæ The time of grace has come
Hoc quod optabamus, what we have wished for,
Carmina lætitiæ songs of joy
Devote reddamus. Let us give back faithfully.
Deus homo factus est God has become man,
Natura mirante, (With) nature marvelling,
Mundus renovatus est The world has been renewed
A Christo regnante. By Christ (who is) reigning.
Ezechielis porta The closed gate of Ezekiel
Clausa pertransitur, Is passed through,
Unde lux est orta Whence the light is raised,
Salus invenitur. Salvation is found.
Ergo nostra concio Therefore let our preaching
Psallat iam in lustro; Now sing in brightness
Benedicat Domino: Let it give praise to the Lord:
Salus Regi nostro. Greeting to our King.