Psalm 25 (Claude Goudimel)

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  • CPDL #26481:        (Finale 2011)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2012-06-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Psalm 25

Composer: Claude Goudimel

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: SacredHymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1551-1555

Description: From eight books of Latin Psalms set in motet style, published during Goudimel's period as partner at the music publishing firm of Nicolas Du Chemin, prior to his conversion to Protestanism.

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Original text and translations

Psalm 25:7-10

Latin.png Latin text

Bonus et rectus Dominus propterea docebit peccatores viam suam.
Diriget mansuetos in juditio et docebit humiles viam suam universae via ejus mansuetudo
et veritas custodientibus testamentum ejus et testimonia propter nomen tuum parce delicto meo.

English.png English translation

Gracious and righteous is the Lord therefore will he teach sinners his way.
Them that are meek shall he guide in judgement and such as are gentle, them shall he teach his way.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto them who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For thy Name's sake, be merciful unto my sin.

Original text and translations may be found at psalm 25.