Ecce nunc tempus (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2014-01-07)  CPDL #30957:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-01-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB version, with TB added by Wilhelm Meyer Lutz.
  • (Posted 2014-01-07)  CPDL #30955:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-01-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Motets for the year no. 16, ed. Wilhelm Meyer Lutz, Boosey (c. 1850).

General Information

Title: Ecce nunc tempus
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Source of text: 2 Corinthians 6:2b,4,5b,6b

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA, or SATB
Genre: SacredOffertory for Lent I

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c. 1850 in Motets for the Year, no. 16, p. 68

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

2b  Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile: ecce nunc dies salutis.
4  In his ergo diebus exhibeamus nosmet ipsos sicut Dei ministros;
in multa patientia,
5b  in vigiliis, in ieiuniis,
6b  in c[h]aritate non ficta.

English.png English translation

2b  Behold, now is the acceptable time: behold, now is the day of salvation.
4  Therefore in these days let us show ourselves to be ministers of God;
in much patience,
5b  in vigils, in fastings,
6b  in unfeigned charity.