Senex puerum portabat:
puer autem senem regebat:
quem virgo peperit,
et post partum virgo permansit:
ipsum quem genuit, adoravit.
An ancient held up an Infant,
but the Infant upheld the ancient.
A Child he was that a Virgin bore,
and kept her as Virgin evermore.
The one whom she brought forth, she did adore. Translation by David Fraser
An old man carried the child,
yet the child ruled the old man.
Him whom the virgin had borne
- after which she remained for ever a virgin -
she herself worshipped. Translation by Mick Swithinbank
The old man carried the child,
but the child ruled the old man;
him whom the Virgin brought forth,
and after childbirth remained a virgin
him whom she bore, she adored.
(En la fiesta de la Purificación de la Virgen María)
El anciano llevaba al Niño,
pero el Niño guiaba al anciano:
al que una Virgen dio a luz
sin perder la virginidad después del parto,
al mismo que engendró, lo adoró. Translation by Alejandro Borrego Pérez