In te Domine speravi (Josquin des Prez)

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Editor: Rupert Preston Bell (added 2002-04-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In te Domine speravi
Composer: Josquin Des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: ATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

In te Domine speravi
Per trovar pietà in eterno.
Ma in un tristo e obscuro inferno
Fui e frustra laboravi.
Rotto e al vento ogni speranza
Veggio il ciel voltarmi in pianto.
Suspir lacrime m'avanza
Del mio tristo sperar tanto.
Fui ferito, se non quanto
Tribulando ad te clamavi.
In te Domine speravi.

English.png English translation

In Thee O Lord did I hope
To find pity for ever.
But in a sad and dark hell
I was, and suffered in vain.
Broken and thrown to the wind is all hope.
I have seen heaven turn me to weeping.
Only sighs and tears remain
To me of my sad, strong hope.
I was wounded, but in my sorrow
I called upon Thee.
In Thee O Lord did I hope.