Here at YIM Catholic, we hope you had a Blessed Easter! I found a few chants that even a hillbilly like me can even understand. I hope you enjoy them.
First, one from Holy Thursday—
They have stripped me of my garments
and clothed me in a scarlet robe
They have set upon my head a crown of thorns
And have given me a reed in my right hand
That I might dash them in pieces
like potter’s vessel(video ends here)
Today hell cries out groaning
I should not have accepted the man born of Mary
He came and destroyed my power
He shattered the gates of brass
as God he raised the souls that I had held captive
Glory to thy cross and resurrection O Lord
The next one is long! It’s in English again and from the Candle ceremony from the Easter Vigil: the Exsultet. To follow along, you might want to open this in another tab.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been missing the Gloria! Here is Vivaldi’s version,
Let’s back that up with Mozart’s version:
Bach’s version? I thought you would never ask!
Late breaking addition. Gloria by U-2
I try to sing this song
I, I try to stand up
But I can’t find my feet
I try, I try to speak up
But only in you I’m complete
Gloria…in te domine
Oh Lord, loosen my lips.
See you next week!