Spiritual songs > Hymns to the Mother of God

Radujtesja vsi l'judije


This lesser-known hymn is sung n honor of the birth of the Mother of God (commemorated on September 8). The Marian Hymnal included both a Slavonc version of this hymn, and an English translation, O rejoice today, all people.


The text of this hymn was published as hymn number 2 in the Užhorod Pisennik (1913), with eleven verses. The subtitle indicated it was to be sung to the same melody as Na Tavori preobrazivsja, a hymn for the feast of the Transfiguration (August 6).

The setting in the Marian Hymnal (1984) consisted of verses 1-3, 9, and 11 of the text in the Užhorod Pisennik, and a melody somewhat more ornate that that given for Na Tavori preobrazivsja in Father Stefan Papp's Duchovňi Pisňi.