141. On This Day Earth Shall Ring

Text Information
First Line: On this day earth shall ring
Title: On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Translator: Jane Marion Joseph (1917 c.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11; Luke 2:6-18
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Reign of Christ (1 more...)
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ideooo, ideooo
Notes: *Therefore, glory to God in the highest.
Copyright: © 1924, ren. J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Tune Information
Arranger: Gustav Holst (1917 c.)
Meter: with refrain
Key: C Major
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: Arr. © 1924, ren. J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

Text Information:

Although this Latin carol for Christmas may have roots several centuries older than its 16th-century emergence, the text was all in one language until its 20th-century translator chose to adopt the original last two lines of the fourth stanza as a unifying refrain in all stanzas.

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