Benedic anima mea (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-12)  CPDL #55046:  Original pitch:     a tone lower:  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2019-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Benedic anima mea
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt
Lyricist: Psalm 103

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SAAT or SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quatuor vocum, liber 3, no. 10

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Benedic anima mea Domino,
et noli oblivisci omnes retributiones ejus;
qui propitiatur omnibus iniquitatibus tuis,
qui sanat omnes infirmitates tuas;
Qui redemit de interitu vitam tuam,
qui coronat te in misericordia et miserationibus;
qui replet in bonis desiderium tuum:
faciens judicium omnibus injuriam patientibus.

Miserator et misericors Dominus;
longanimis et multum misericors.
Non in perpetuum irascetur,
neque in aeternum comminabitur.
Non secundum peccata nostra fecit nobis,
neque secundum iniquitates nostras retribuit nobis.
Quoniam secundum altitudinem coeli a terra,
corroboravit misericordiam suam super timentes se.
Ps. CII (vv. 2-5a, 6, 8, 10-11)

English.png English translation

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities,
who healeth all thine infirmities.
Who redeemeth thy life from the pit,
who crowneth thee in mercie and commiserationes.
Who replenisheth thy desire in good things,
working justice for all who are oppressed.

The Lord is pitieful and merciful,
long suffering, and very merciful.
He will not be angrie always:
neither will he threaten forever.
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor requited us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth
such is his mercy to those who fear him.