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<poem>
Felix namque<br>
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Felix namque
es sacra Virgo Maria<br>
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es sacra Virgo Maria
et omni laude dignissima,<br>
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et omni laude dignissima,
quia ex te ortus<br>
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quia ex te ortus
est sol justitiae,<br>
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est sol justitiae,
Christus Deus noster.<br>
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Christus Deus noster.
 
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</poem>
  
 
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<poem>
For thou art happy,<br>
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For thou art happy,
O sacred Virgin Mary,<br>
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O sacred Virgin Mary,
and most worthly of all praise,<br>
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and most worthly of all praise,
since out of thee hath<br>
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since out of thee hath
arisen the sun of justice,<br>
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arisen the sun of justice,
Christ our Lord.<br>
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Christ our Lord.
 
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</poem>
  
  
 
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Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-12-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Oct 08

General Information

Title: Felix namque es
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Gradualia I (1605), no. 19

Description: Offertory for Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin from Christmas to Easter, and Matins Responsory in the Common of Feasts of the Blessed Virgin

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Original text and translations

Original text:

Latin.png Latin text

Felix namque
es sacra Virgo Maria
et omni laude dignissima,
quia ex te ortus
est sol justitiae,
Christus Deus noster.

Translation(s):

English.png English translation

For thou art happy,
O sacred Virgin Mary,
and most worthly of all praise,
since out of thee hath
arisen the sun of justice,
Christ our Lord.