Sicut Cervus By: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB , ATTB
Date: 1584
Language: Latin
Tags: motet original language translation Biblical text 16th-century sacred motet Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv religious

Published in

Ioan Petraloysii Praenestini motettorum quartet vocibus Liber Secundus | Publication Year: 1584
Book Facsimile(s): Memòria Digital de Catalunya

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum,As the deer thirsts and pants for flowing fountains of water,
ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.That's how my soul desires, thirsting and panting for you, Father.
Sitivit anima mea ad Deum fontem vivum,Thus thirsting, yearning is my soul for God the strong and living:
quando veniam et apparebo ante faciem Dei?When will I arrive to meet him and see the features of my Father?
Fuerunt mihi lacrymae meae panes die ac nocte,They can't sustain me, tears that I scatter, bread for me day and nighttime,
dum dicitur mihi quotidie:While every day, laughing, they say to me:
Ubi est Deus tuus?Where is the God you long for?
Vulgate, Psalm 42Carol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.