Absalon, fili mi
Original text and translations
Absalon fili mi,
quis det ut moriar pro te, Absalon?
Non vivam ultra,
sed descendam in infernum plorans.
Absalon my son,
if only I had died instead of you, Absalon!
I shall live no more,
but go down to hell, weeping.
Translation supplied by MIck Swithinbank.