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Motet Translations

Giovanni Gabrieli: Miserere mei, Deus

Psalm 51:1-4

Miserere mei, Deus,
Secundum magnam misericordiam tuam:
Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum,
Dele iniquitatem meam:
Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea,
Et a peccato meo munda me:
Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco:
Et peccatum meum contra me est semper:
Tibi soli peccavi,
et malum coram te feci:
Ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis,
Et vincas cum judicaris.

Have mercy on me, God,
According to your great compassion:
And according to your many mercies
Blot out my iniquity:
Wash me thoroughly of my iniquity,
And purify me of my sin:
For I recognize my transgression:
And my sin is always before me.
Against you alone I have sinned,
and I have done evil before you:
So that you are justified in your sentence,
And righteous in judgment.