Published on 13 August 2017
I was watching a series about an English minister the other day, and I noticed an unusual crucifix, with an image of Christ offering a blessing rather than looking as if he were suffering. The image, I found, is well known; it’s called Christus Rex … Christ the King … and looks like this:
Right after that, I found a beautiful Latin chant …
Link: “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat (canto religioso)” … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMsK8ZT_f2k ..
The words mean Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands! I found when I sing this beautiful prayer with awareness above my head, many people sing along with me, on the astral plane.
Two days ago, in the morning, I was outside singing the prayer out loud, and another person joined in on the astral plane. Then hundreds of people joined him in singing … it was absolutely amazing!
Later in the day, I was at El Capitan Beach on the blue Pacific, just above Goleta, and checking out the campgrounds there (which were completely full). As I walked on the cliff above the beautiful, pristine beach, I was singing that song. To my complete surprise, I heard a resonant operatic voice, someone jubilantly singing along with me on the astral plane. It sounded like Pavarotti, honestly! Maybe it was Pavarotti, for all I know!
Then yesterday afternoon I was in a spacious, well appointed, and very popular Catholic church, between services, singing the same song on the astral plane. A gentleman joined me in the song, only he was accustomed to singing it with a different melody, so I was happy to learn this new way of singing it.
As the tune is public domain (1), I have sung it in this video …
I have found (through an astral survey) that some Christians prefer an English version, so I have these freely translated lyrics to offer with the same tune …
Christ shall conquer,
Christ shall King be,
Christ shall rule through eternity!
I find there is also a personal devotion that may be prayed using the rosary and, in part, the prayer “Christus Vincit” … see the Salva Regina 2005 group’s webpage: http://salveregina2005.org/presentation_englais.htm ..
See also: Link: “Laudes Regiae,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laudes_Regi%C3%A6 ..
(1) See Link: “Small Church Music” … http://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Tune_List-New.php for this and other public domain church music.
Alice B. Clagett
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