Rejoice! the year upon its way
Rejoice! the year upon its way. Latin, author unknown, translated by Richard Ellis Roberts* (1879-1953).
This is a translation of ‘Beata nobis gaudia’*, an early hymn of unknown origin for Pentecost sometimes attributed to Hilary of Poitiers*. This translation of six verses was printed in EH, and subsequently in a shorter form in BHB, BBCHB, and CH3. These books print four verses, omitting the accusations of drunkenness in verse 3, and avoiding the obscurities of verse 4:
3. To all in every tongue they spoke;
Amazement in the crowd awoke,
Who mocked, as overcome with wine,
Those who were filled with power divine.
4. These things were done in type that day,
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