Firstpublished:1588 in Cantiones sacrae, no. 1 Description: Homage to Lasso's employer Eitel Friedrich IV, earl of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Original text and translations
Macte animo, virtute tua,
comes inclyte ZOLLERIZAE stirpis.
Laus FRIDERICE tua -
Natus es ad laudes -
Ad fortia facta gerenda.
Numen et a superis
cur celebreris habes.
Atque SYBILLA UXor tua
Perpetuumque thori sit decus illa tui.
Honoured in spirit, in valour,
reknowned sharer in the Hohenzollern line!
Your praise, Friedrich -
You were born for praises -
Is to be carried to braver deeds.
May you have authority from above
As you are honoured here.
Long life to your
All-surpassing wife Sibylle,
And may she eternally grace your marriage bed.