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Thursday, 20 August 2009

"Sit ventus, occidet domus, quicumque hominum struet, fundabit nisi Dominus"

This site, (H/T to the the Morbers) is a collection of hymns translated from English, into Latin.
Mark Mortimer has taken more than 300 English hymns, including many old favourites and some less well know, and produced Latin versions of them in the same metres. They are therefore singable to the same tunes, at the same time as preserving the rhyme-schemes of the originals.
I admit I don't know the English hymn of which the title is a translation -- it just paraphrases a verse I like to fling, especially when the National Anthem of Sovereign Kingdom of Pelagia is suggested as our opening hymn.

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