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Come sing, ye choirs exultant

Come sing, ye choirs exultant. Latin, 12th century, translated by Jackson Mason* (1833-1889) This is a translation of the Latin Sequence ‘Plausu chorus laetabundo’, thought to be by an imitator of Adam of St Victor* and dating from the 12th century. The Sequence had nine stanzas. Five 8-line stanzas (1-3, 8-9) were printed in the Supplement (1889) to the Second Edition of A&M: ‘Come sing, ye choirs exultant’              (‘Plausu chorus laetabundo’) ‘He chose them, our good Shepherd’    (‘curam agens sui gregis’) ‘In one harmonious witness’                   (‘circa thema generale’) ‘Lo, these the wingèd chariots’               (‘hic quadrigis deportatur’) ‘Four-square on this...

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