Charles Viliers Sanford: Coelos ascendit hodie

Charles Villiers Stanford: Coelos ascendit hodie

Coelos ascendit hodie Jesus Christus Rex gloriae, Alleluia!
Gubernat coelum et sedet ad Patris dexteram, Alleluia!
Jam finem habent omnia Patris Davidis carmina, Alleluia!
Jam Dominus cum Domino sedet in Dei solio, In hoc triumpho maximo, Alleluia!
Benedicamus Domino, laudatur Sancta Trinitas, Deo dicamus gratias, Alleluia! Amen.

Today Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, has ascended into the heavens, Alleluia!
He sits at the Father's right hand, ruling heaven and earth, Alleluia!
Now are David's songs fulfilled, Alleluia!
Now is the Lord with his Lord, He sits upon the royal throne of God in this His greatest triumph, Alleluia!
Let us bless the Lord: let the Holy Trinity be praised, Let us give thanks to the Lord, Alleluia! Amen.

Performance by The Samford University A Cappella Choir, Timothy Paul Banks, conducting [YouTube]

Performance by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton conducting [YouTube]

Performance by St. Clement Danes Chorale; Martindale Sidwell,organ [NML] (info)