Saturday, 22 December 2012

O Rex Gentium

Christus Rex in Southwell Minster
..."Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy.
"Safe?" said Mr Beaver; "don't you hear what Mrs Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you." (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.



I sing of a maiden
That is makeles:
King of alle kinges
To her sone she ches. (15th century)


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