Christmas Joy in Latvia

In nativitate Domini
Track 15 — There Were Shepherds

IN NATIVITATE DOMINI
Ziemassvētku kantāte
Rihards Dubra
OUR LORD'S NATIVITY
Christmas Cantata
3 | Et Pastores Erant3 | There Were Shepherds
Et pastores errant
in regione eadem vigilantes,
et custodientes vigilias noctis super gregem suum.
There were shepherds,
abiding in the fields,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
Et ecce Angelus Domini
stetit juxta illos,
et claritas Dei circum fulsit illos,
et timuerunt timore magno.
And, lo, an angel of the Lord appeared,
standing beside them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.
Nolite timore!
Ecce enim evangelico vobis gaudium magnum,
quod erit omni populo:
""Do not be afraid!
For, behold, I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people:
Quia natus est vobis hodie Christus Dominus
in civitate David.
For unto you is born today Christ the Lord
in the city of David.
Et hoc vobis signum:
In venietis infantem panis involutum
et positum in praesepio.
And this shall be a sign unto you:
You will find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes,
lying in a manger.
Et subito facta est cum Angelo
multitudo militiae colestis
laudentium Deum, et dicentium:
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of heavenly host,
praising God and saying:
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