12 Days #6

brian kershisnik, “nativity”

6. The Sixth Day of Christmas – “On this day earth shall ring”
This 16th century carol has a Latin refrain:  Ideo gloria in excelsis Deo:  “Therefore, glory to God in the highest!”

Latin text version and commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTz_rcolwyA

English text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personent_hodie

“his the doom, ours the mirth”

Almighty God,
you have shed upon us the new light
of your incarnate Word.
May this light, enkindled in our hearts,
shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.