Gaudete, gaudete!
Christus est natus
Ex aria virgine:
Gaudete!

Tempus adest gratiae
Hoc quod optabamus
Carmina laetitiae
Devote redamus

Deus homo factus est
Natura mirante
Mundus renovatus est
A Christo regnante

Ezechielis porta
Clausa pertransitur
Unde Lux est orta
Salus invenitur

Ergo nostra contio
Psallat iam in lustro
Benedicat Domino
Salus Regi nostro

Translation (from ‘New Oxford Book of Carols’ 1992)
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Christ is born of the virgin Mary, rejoice!

The time of grace has come for which we have prayed
Let us devoutly sing songs of joy

God is made man, while nature wonders
The world is renewed by Christ the King

The closed gate of Ezekiel has been passed through
From where the light has risen [the East], salvation is found

Therefore let our assembly sing praises now at this time of purification
Let it bless the Lord: greetings to our King.

Ian Ground