Ascendo ad Patrem

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Motet for Ascension.
Source of text is John 20:17 (the 1st antiphon at Vespers), often followed by a 2nd part drawing from John 15:26 & 16:22.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

20:17b  Ascendo ad Patrem meum et Patrem vestrum,
Deum meum et Deum vestrum, alleluia.
2nda pars 1
Et dum assumptus fuero a vobis,
15:26  mittam vobis Spiritum veritatis
16:22  et gaudebit cor vestrum, alleluia.

2nda pars 2, added after "cor vestrum, alleluia."
14:16  Ego rogabo Patrem et alium Paracletum dabit vobis,
Spiritum veritatis…

2nda pars 3
Elevatis manibus benedixit eis et ferebatur in coelum. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

20:17b  I ascend unto my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God, alleluia.
And when I am taken up from you,
15:26  I will send to you the Spirit of truth,
and your heart will rejoice, alleluia.

Variant 1
14:16  I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
the Spirit of truth…

Variant 2

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