Spes mea, Christe Deus, SWV 69 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-05)   CPDL #34977:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-04-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Transposed up a tone. Note values halved from bar 31. Source is in IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Spes mea, Christe Deus, SWV 69
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Augustine of Hippo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4, no. 17
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 4, no. 17
  3rd published: 2004 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 8, no. 17
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Spes mea, Christe Deus,
Hominum tu dulcis amator,
Lux, via, vita et salus,
Te deprecor, supplico et rogo,
Ut per te ambulem, ut te perveniam,
In te requiescam.

English.png English translation

O Christ, my God, my hope,
Sweet lover of humankind,
The light, the way, the life and the salvation,
To you I pray, entreat and ask,
That I may walk with you, join with you
and rest in you.

Translation by James Gibb