Irish Advent Carol

This is a lovely 14th century Advent carol from Ireland.  

(If you think the world is bad now, it wasn't much better back in the 1300's.) 
Click here for one synopsis and you might be surprised to even see some similarities between then and now

The carol is based on the Angel Gabriel's visit to Mary as recorded in Chapter 1 of St Luke's Gospel, which is also the Gospel we will be following in the New Liturgical Cycle C, which begins this Sunday.  

We won't hear this Gospel read at Mass until late in the Third Week of Advent, but  I'm posting it now as I won't be online then.

Click here for more information on the hymn and a useful English translation alongside the Latin lyrics.

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