Vivere vis recte
Lyricist: Jacob Micyllus in Sylvarum libri quinque (Peter Brubach, Frankfurt, 1564)
The second of two poems under the title Confide et ama (the first being Confisus Domino. Confide et ama ("trust and love") was the motto of George of Austria (1505–1557), illegitimate son of Emperor Maximilan I and Prince-Bishop of Liège.
Based on Matthew 22:37,40, 7:12.
Settings by composers
- Dyricke Gerarde SAATBarB (first half of text only)
- Leonhard Lechner SATTB
- Nicolas de Wismes SAATTBarB
Text and translations
Vivere vis recte? Dominum cole pectore toto,
The text above is as it appears in the musical settings; the text published in Sylvarum libri quinque has some differences:
You wish to live aright? Worship the Lord with a whole heart;