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Retro ruent tunc injusti ignes in...

Language: Latin

Retro ruent tunc injusti ignes in perpetuos,
vermis quorum non moritur, ignis nec restringuitur,          
Satan atro cum ministris quo tenetur carcere,
fletus ubi mugitusque, strident omnes dentibus.
Tunc fideles ad caelestem sustollentur patriam,
choros inter angelorum regni petent gaudia.
Urbis summae Jerusalem introibunt gloriam,
vera lucis atque pacis in qua fulget visio.
Xristum regem jam paterna claritate splendidum
ubi celsa beatorum contemplantur agmina.

Translation(s): ENG

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Stewart) , no title, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 10
Word count: 63

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Round and round the wicked run,...

Language: English after the Latin

Round and round the wicked run, condemned 
  to flames that burn eternally undimmed. 
Satan and his army, jailed, will greet
  them there with curses, wails, and gnashing teeth. 
Then the faithful band to heaven aspires
  to seek the Kingdom's joys 'mid angel choirs, 
Unto fair Jerusalem, e'er bright
  with peace, contentment, and eternal light. 
Xhrist the King and Father they adore,
  now thronged around Him, blest for evermore.

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  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2011 by Andrew Stewart, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2012-11-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 10
Word count: 68