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Aspiciens a longe, ecce video Dei potentiam venientem, et nebulam totam terram tegentem. Ite obvium ei, et dicite: Nuntia nobis si tu es ipse Qui regnaturus es in populo Israel.

I look from afar and behold, I see the approaching power of God and a cloud touching the whole earth. Go out to meet him and say, “Tell us if you are the one who is to reign over the people of Israel.”

  1. Quique terrigenae, et filii hominum, simul in unum dives et pauper. Ite… dicite. And who is of the earth, and a son of men, at the same time and in one person both rich and poor.
  2. Qui regis Israel, intende, qui deducis velut ovem Joseph. Nuntia… You who rule Israel, listen: and you who lead out Joseph like a sheep.
  3. Tollite portas principes vestras, et elevamini portae aeternales, et introibit rex gloriae. Qui regnaturus… Lift up your gates, O princes, and be raised up you eternal doors, and the King of glory will come in.
  4. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spritui Sancto. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Music by Gregorian Chant: A Celebration of Faith in His Name, The Coming of Christ, Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola – conducted by Mary Berry