December 2, 2012
THIS Gregorian chant, Rorate Coeli, or “Drop down, ye Heavens from above,” is sung by Schola Cantorum. It is a beautiful recreation of lines from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 45:8) and is often sung in Advent, which begins today. Here is an English translation:
Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.
Be not angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity : behold the city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert. Jerusalem is desolate, the house of our holiness and of thy glory, where our fathers praised thee.
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