Passer invenit

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Communion for Lent III, also an option in new lectionaries for Ordinary Time 15 and Dedication of a Church. The source is Psalm 84:3-4 (LXXXIII:4-5); in the King James Version and later translations the turtle dove became a swallow.

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Text and Translations

Latin.png Latin text

Passer invenit sibi domum,
et turtur nidum, ubi reponat pullos suos:
altaria tua Domine virtutum, Rex meus, et Deus meus:
beati qui habitant in domo tua,
in saeculum saeculi laudabunt te.

English.png English translation

The sparrow has found herself a home,
and the turtle dove a nest where she may keep her young:
at thine altars, Lord of hosts, my King and my God;
blessed are they that dwell in thy house,
they shall praise thee for ever and ever.