Tu pauperum refugium a 2 (Josquin des Prez)
- Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2001-03-21). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 19.37 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Second part only of "Magnus es tu Domine - Tu pauperum refugium". Same as in 28499 and 12502, but transposed up one fourth and with modern layout. The "a 2" in the title is misleading, as it is for 4 voices, rather than 2.
Title: Tu pauperum refugium
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Original text and translations
Tu pauperum refugium, tu languorum remedium,
spes exsulum, fortitudo laborantium,
via errantium, veritas et vita.
Et nunc Redemptor, Domine, ad te solum confugio;
te verum Deum adoro, in te spero, in te confido,
salus mea, Jesu Christe.
Adjuva me, ne unquam obdormiat in morte anima mea.
Translation supplied by The St. Ann Choir, directed by William Mahrt
Thou art the refuge of the poor,
remedy for afflictions, hope of exiles,
strength of those who labor, way for the wandering,
truth and life.
And now, Redeemer, Lord, in thee alone I take refuge;
thee, true God, I adore, in thee I hope,
in thee I confide, my salvation, O Jesus Christ.
Help me, lest my soul ever sleep in death.