Quis mihi hoc tribuat (1565) (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-26)   CPDL #47732:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-11-26).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1565 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Quis mihi hoc tribuat
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1565 in Sacrae lectiones novem ex propheta Iob, no. 6

Description: The sixth of the 9 lessons from the book of Job for the Office of the Dead in two parts.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quis mihi hoc tribuat ut in inferno protegas me
et abscondas me donec pertranseat furor tuus,
et constituas mihi tempus in quo recorderis mei,
putasne mortuus homo rursum vivat,
cunctis diebus quibus nunc milito
expecto donec veniat immutatio mea.

Vocabis me et ego respondebo tibi,
operi manuum tuarum porriges dexteram,
tu quidem gressus meos dinumerasti,
sed parce peccatis meis.

English.png English translation

Who will grant me this, that in hell thou protect me,
and hide me, till thy fury pass,
and appoint me a time, wherein thou wilt remember me?
Shall man that is dead, thinkest thou live again?
All the days, in which I am now in warfare,
I expect until my change do come.

Thou shalt call me, and I shall answer thee,
to the work of thy hands, thou shalt reach thy right hand.
Thou indeed hast numbered my steps,
but spare thou my sins.