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 words drawn 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.

Variant 1 (Hassler, Palestrina, Praetorius, Scheidt)
Et dum assumptus fuero a vobis,
15:26  mittam vobis Spiritum [Sanctum] veritatis
16:22  et gaudebit cor vestrum. Alleluia.

Variant 2, added after "cor vestrum. Alleluia." (Palestrina)
14:16  Ego rogabo Patrem
et alium Paracletum dabit vobis,
Spiritum veritati
16:22  et gaudebit cor vestrum. Alleluia.

Variant 3 (Handl)
Elevatis manibus benedixit eis et ferebatur in coelum. Alleluia.

Variant 4 (Maillard)
16:7 Nisi ego abiero paracletus non veniet
et dum assumptus fuero mittam vobis eum. Alleluia

English.png English translation

20:17b  I ascend unto my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God. Alleluia.

Variant 1
And when I am taken up from you,
15:26  I will send to you the [Holy] Spirit of truth,
and your heart will rejoice. Alleluia.

Variant 2
14:16  I will ask the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
the Spirit of truth
and your heart will rejoice. Alleluia.

Variant 3
He blessed them with raised hands and was carried into heaven. Alleluia.

Variant 4
Unless I go away, the advocate will not come,
and when I am assumed, I will send him to you. Alleluia

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