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Motet Translations

Claudio Monteverdi: "Laetatus sum"

Psalm 122 and Doxology

Laetatus sum in his, quae dicta sunt mihi:
In domum Domini íbimus.
Stantes erant pedes nostri in atriis tuis, Jerusalem;
Jerusalem, quae aedificatur ut civitas,
cuius participatio ejus in idipsum.
Illuc enim ascenderunt tribus,
tribus Domini, testimonium Israel,
ad confitendum nomini Domini.
Quia illic sederunt sedes in judicio,
sedes super domum David.
Rogate quae ad pacem sunt Jerusalem
et abundantia diligentibus te.
Fiat pax in virtute tua
et abundantia in turribus tuis.
Propter fratres meos et proximos meos
loquebar pacem de te.
Propter domum Domini Dei mei
quaesivi bona tibi,
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc,
et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
I was glad in this, when it was said to me:
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet will stand within your entrance, Jerusalem; Jerusalem, which is built like a city
Which is compact together.
For there the tribes will ascend,
The tribes of the Lord, of the testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there will be placed thrones of judgment,
The thrones over the house of David.
Pray that Jerusalem be at peace,
And that there be abundance for those who love you.
May there be peace in your strength,
And abundance in your towers.
For my brothers and my neighbors’ sake
I will ask for peace for you.
For the sake of the house of the Lord my God
I have sought good things for you.
Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, now,
And forever, in the age to come. Amen.