Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Translations

Heinrich Schütz: "O bone, o dulcis,” SWV 53-54 - Cantiones Sacrae

Bernard of Clairvaux(?)

O bone, o dulcis, o benigne Jesu,
te deprecor per illum tuum sanguinem pretiosum,
quem pro nobis miseris
effundere dignatus es in ara crucis:
ut abjicias omnes iniquitates meas.
Et ne despicias humiliter te petentem,
et hoc nomen tuum sanctissimum:
JESUS invocantem.
O good, o sweet, o kind Jesus,
I beseech You, by that Your precious blood,
Which for us wretches
You deigned to shed upon the altar of the Cross;
That You drive away all of my iniquitiy.
And that You do not despise the humble one who prays to You, and calls You by this Your most blessed name: JESUS.