Confitemini Domino, quoniam ipse bonus, SWV 91 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-12)   CPDL #35062:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-04-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Source may be found at IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Confitemini Domino, quoniam ipse bonus, SWV 91
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Psalm 135:1,25a (Vulgate) and Psalm 146:9-11 (Vulgate)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4, no. 39
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, volume 4, no. 39
  3rd published: 2004 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, volume 8, no. 39
Description: First part. Second part is Pater noster; third part is Gratias agimus tibi.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

135:1  Confitemini Domino, quoniam [ipse] bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.
135:25a  Qui dat escam omni carni:
146:9  qui dat jumentis escam ipsorum, et pullis corvorum invocantibus eum.
146:10  Non in fortitudine equi voluntatem habebit, nec in tibiis viri beneplacitum erit ei.
146:11  Beneplacitum est Domino super timentes eum, et in eis qui sperant super misericordia ejus.

English.png English translation

136:1  O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.
136:25a  Who giveth food to all flesh:
147:9  Who giveth fodder unto the cattle: and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
147:10  He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
147:11  But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his mercy.