O Domine Iesu Christe (Anonymous)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-08-17). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a tone.
Title: O Domine Iesu Christe
First published: pre-1516
Description: Short motet in two sections from manuscript Royal 8.g.vii, copied by Petrus Alamire and presented to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The original clefs were G2, C3, C3, F3. Apart from the first four words, the text is completely different to that in Aichinger's motet of the same name, for example.
Original text and translations
O Domine Jhesu Christe, fili Dei vivi,
qui dignatus es pro nobis miseris peccatoribus
nasci; pati, mori voluisti, et resurgere a mortuis:
Et sanctissima mater tua sit advocata nostra
dum mortis venerit hora.
Oh Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God,
who deigned to be born for us miserable sinners,
to suffer, to die and to rise from the dead, have mercy on us.
And may your most holy mother intercede on our behalf
in the hour of death. Amen.