Rejoice with heart and voice!
   Now is our Saviour
   of the virgin Mary born
   so rejoice!

1 At this time our God fulfills
all our expectation:
let us offer hearts and wills
in rededication.
   Rejoice ...

2 God of God when time began,
Lord of all creation:
we revere the Son of Man
at his incarnation.
   Rejoice ...

3 Alleluia! Let us sing
hymns of adoration,
blessing Christ our worthy king
in this celebration!
   Rejoice ...

Optional refrain:

Gaudete! Gaudete! Christus est natus
ex Maria virgine, gaudete!

Gaudete! Gaudete! (Pieae Cantiones, 1582), tr. Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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