Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem. Fulbert of Chartres* (ca. 960-1028), translated by Robert Campbell* (1814-1868).
The Latin hymn, ‘Chorus novae Ierusalem’*, is thought to date from ca. 1000, and is attributed to St Fulbert. Robert Campbell’s translation was made from the Sarum Breviary text and included in his Hymns and Anthems for Use in the Holy Services of the Church within the United Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane (Edinburgh, 1850). It was included in the First Edition of A&M (1861) in a text that varied from Campbell’s original. The 1850 text was as follows:
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, Your sweetest notes employ,The Paschal victory to hymn In strains of holy joy;
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