I would offer a rough translation, but anyway, it's the harrowing of hell. You get the idea.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
We did my favorite song of the whole batch today. It's an Easter song that we've been singing since I entered the convent. In English, the lyrics are quaint: "Meet it is to make merrie; Jesus will our solace be. Alleluia." But the Latin lyrics we have are about the harrowing of hell! And, where Latin usually has a kind of sonorous quality to it, this one has short lines with a strong rhyme and rhythm that give it a lot of punch. The effect is fantastic (at least to my ears!):
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 12:02 PM