Lux,
calida gravisque pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli molliter
modo natum.


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Lux Aurumque song meanings
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    General CommentTranslation: Light and Gold

    Light, Light
    Light, Light
    Light, Light
    Warm
    Warm
    and heavy/loaded/pregnant/deep/dignified*
    and heavy/loaded/pregnant/deep/dignified*
    and heavy/loaded/pregnant/deep/dignified*
    Pure
    Pure as if gold
    (They) sing/prophesy and (they) sing/prophesy and (they) sing/prophesy.

    *'Gravis que' is actually written and said as one word, Gravisque, meaning "and [definition]. There are so many words listed because it actually means all of those, in a poetic sense that is difficult to capture in one word in English.
    Firewolf23on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwe are currently singing this song in choir.
    it is a lovely song, and when i hear it, i feel like i'm being lifted up.
    it's about the birth of jesus.
    robbed.innocenceon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit just sounds as if its the sort of music you would hear if you have gone to heaven!!!!!!
    truly awesome and moving.
    maz07on March 20, 2009   Link
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    TranslationThe original words were an English poem by Edward Esch (below) and the poem was translated into Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri so that Eric Whitacre could set it to music.

    Light,
    warm and heavy as pure gold
    and the angels sing softly
    to the new-born baby.
    resuemanon April 24, 2013   Link

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