When others sing 'Venite exultemus' (John Dowland)
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Title: When others sings Venite exultemus (Third part)
Composer: John Dowland
Published: 1600 in Second Book of Songs or Ayres, No VIII.)
Description: Third part of three. The perhaps confusing text is a fragment of a longer, anonymous poem that glorifies Anglicanism, and, more specifically, Queen Elizabeth. (i.e., "Eliza"). The Latin fragments are either Psalm titles or parts of prayers.
Original text and translations
When others sing Venite exultemus, 
Stand by and turn to Noli aemulari, 
For Quare fremuerunt  use Oremus; 
Vivat Eliza  for an Ave Maria, 
And teach those swains that live about thy cell,
To say Amen when thou dost pray so well.
 "Come, let us rejoice."
 The title of Psalm 36. Literally, "Seek not to envy."
 The title of Psalm 2. Literally, "Wherefore do they shout/disturb."
 "Let us pray."
 (Long) "Live Eliza" (Queen Elizabeth)
 "Hail Mary"