O bone Jesu (Hieronymus Praetorius)
- Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-03-09). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 156 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from 1599 print. Original key and note values.
Title: O bone Jesu
Composer: Hieronymus Praetorius
Original text and translations
O bone Jesu, duo in me agnosco,
naturam quam fecisti et quod ego didici.
Fateor quod per culpam deformavi naturam meam.
Memento quod sum spiritus vadens et non rediens
et per me redire non possum.
Eya, eya, dulcissime Jesu, tolle ex me quod ego feci,
ut remaneat quod fecisti,
et ne pereat quod tuo pretioso sanguine redemisti.
O good Jesus, I see in myself two things:
the nature which you created and the one which I have learned.
I confess that I have deformed my nature through wickedness.
Remember that I am a spirit going away and not returning,
and by myself unable to return.
Eia, eia, o sweetest Jesus, take from me what I have made,
and leave what you have made,
so that what you have redeemed with your precious blood may not perish.