Recessit pastor noster, a 4

Recessit pastor noster, a 4

Sabbatho Sancto ad Matutinum [1585a]
Cramer: 
PH138

Description

13th. responsory, 1st. of Easter Saturday.
 
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)

Text

REcessit pastor noster fons aquae viuae
in cuius transitu sol obscuratus est.
 
NAm et ille captus est, qui captiuum tenebat primum hominem:
hodie portas mortis, et seras pariter, saluator noster dirupit.
 
DEstruxit quidem claustra inferni,
et subuertit potentias diaboli.
 
Nam et ille captus est, qui captivum tenebat primum hominem:
hodie portas mortis et seras pariter Salvator noster disrupit.
 

Translation

Our shepherd, the fount of the living water, is gone,
at whose passing the sun was darkened.
For he is taken, who took captive the first man:
today our Saviour burst open both the gates and the bolts of death.
He destroyed the prisons of hell,
and overthrew the might of the devil.
For he is taken, who took captive the first man:
today our Saviour burst open both the gates and the bolts of death.
 
[Translation: Nancho Álvarez]

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