Sunday, 25 December 2016

Nata Lux de Lumine

Madonna of the Rose Bower ~ ca. 1435 – 1440/1442
(Painting by Stefan Lochner [ca. 1400/1410 – 1451])
(Wallraf-Richartz-Museum | Cologne, Germany)
Image courtesy of: The Red List

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
dignare clemens supplicum
laudes preces que sumere.

Qui carne quondam contegi
dignatus es pro perditis.
Nos membra confer effici,
tui beati corporis.

Video courtesy of: Josse Cottenier ~ YouTube

O Light from Light, resplendent birth,
Jesus redeemer of the earth,
in mercy grant us this reprieve:
our prayers and praises to receive.

Thou who in flesh didst once appear
to set souls free from sin and fear:
gather us all, O Lord we plea,
in thy blest Body, one with thee.

Madonna of Humility ~ ca. 1430
(Painting by Fra Angelico [Florentine, ca. 1395 – 1455])
(National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.)
Image courtesy of: The Living Church