Benedictus Dominus, a 4

Benedictus Dominus, a 4

Feria quinta In coena Domini ad Matutinum [1585a]
Cramer: 
PH122

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Canticum Zachariae.

There is a printed version in Volume 12 (Livro number dozeof the anthology Officium Majoris Hebdomadae... Brigantiae Dis. Vicentius Perez Petroch Valentinus Sacrosanctae Basiliae Patriarchalis Ulixbonen. Scriptor. Exarabat. Ulyssipone Occidentali, 1735 (Cramer PA6 1735/1736)

 

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Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel,
quia visitavit, et fecit redemptionem plebis suae.
 
ET erexit cornu salutis nobis
in domo David pueri sui.
 
Sicut locutus est per os sanctorum,
qui a saeculo sunt prophetarum ejus.
 
SAlutem ex inimicis nostris,
et de manu omnium qui oderunt nos.
 
Ad faciendam misericordiam cum patribus nostris:
et memorari testamenti sui sancti.
 
IUsiurandum quod iurauit ad Abraham
patrem nostrum daturum se nobis.
 
Ut sine timore, de manu inimicorum liberati,
serviamus illi,
 
IN sanctitate et iustitia coram ipso
omnibus diebus nostris.
 
Et tu, puer, Propheta Altissimi vocaberis:
praeibis enim ante faciem Domini parare vias ejus,
 
AD dandam scientiam salutis plebi eius,
in remissionem peccatorum eorum,
 
Per viscera misericordiae Dei nostri:
in quibus visitavit nos, oriens ex alto,
 
ILluminare his qui in tenebris et vmbra mortis
sedent ad dirigendos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
 
SIcut erat in principio et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.
 
 

Translation

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel:
for he hath visited and redeemed his people.
 
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David.
 
And he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began:
 
That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hand of all that hate us.
 
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
and to remember his holy covenant.
 
The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
that he would grant unto us:
 
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies
might serve him without fear,
 
In holiness and righteousness before him,
all days of our life.
 
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his way,
 
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
by the remission of their sins,
 
Through the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
 
to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
 
(Luke 1, 68-79)
 
[Translation: Nancho Álvarez]

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