Veni, rogo in cor meum, SWV 83 (Heinrich Schütz)

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Original key:
  • Full score:         Score information: A4, 4 pages, 141 kB   
  • Full score (simplified time change):   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 141 kB   
  • Basso Continuo:   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   
Transposed down a fourth:
  • Full score:     Score information: A4, 4 pages, 144 kB   
  • Full score (simplified time change):   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 144 kB   
  • Basso Continuo:   Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB   
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2021-11-29).   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked, MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-04-11)  CPDL #35047:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-04-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: #35045 transposed down a major third for SATB. Revised files uploaded 30/11/21.


  • (Posted 2015-04-11)  CPDL #35045:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-04-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: At original pitch. Clefs modernised. Note values in triple-time section halved. Source may be found at IMSLP.b Revised files uploaded 30/11/21.

General Information

Title: Veni, rogo in cor meum, SWV 83
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Augustine of Hippo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4, no. 31
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 4, no. 31
  3rd published: 2004 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 8, no. 31
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Veni, rogo, in cor meum,
et ab ubertate voluptatis tuae inebria illud,
ut obliviscar ista temporalia.
Adjuva me, Domine, Deus meus,
et da laetitiam in corde meo,
veni ad me, ut videam te.

English.png English translation

Come, I ask, into my heart,
and with the richness of your pleasure drench it,
so that I forget worldly things.
Help me, O Lord my God,
and give me joy in my heart,
Come to me, that I may see thee.

Translation by James Gibb