Loquebantur variis linguis

Tallis, Thomas (c. 1505–1585)
Original Text English Translation
Loquebantur variis linguis apostoli,
magnalia Dei, alleluia.
Repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto,
et ceperunt loqui variis linguis.
magnalia Dei, alleluia.
Gloria Patri et Filio
et Spiritui Sancto, alleluia.
The apostles spoke in different tongues—
of the great works of God—alleluia.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues
of the great works of God—alleluia.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit—alleluia.


Translation: Robert Coote

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