by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Hic iocundus sumit mundus
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Hic iocundus
sumit mundus
lumen penitentiae,

et laetetur
concio angelica,

Pangat turba
iam deifica:
«Gloria in excelsis Deo».

Note: Contrafactum; the text of the rondeau is unknown.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Here the happy world obtains", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 19

Here the happy world obtains
Language: English  after the Latin 
Here the happy 
World obtains
The light of penitence,

The angelic host
And rejoices

The crowd sings out,
Now made God-like,
"Glory to God in the highest"


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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-03
Line count: 9
Word count: 28