Vide homo

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Latin.png Latin text

Vide homo quae pro te patior,
Ad te clamo, qui pro te morior,
Vide poenas quibus afficior;
Vide clavos quibus confodior;
Non est dolor sicut quo crucior;
Et cum sit tantus dolor exterior,
Intus tamen dolor est gravior,
Tam ingratum cum te experior.

Italian.png Italian translation

Guarda uomo, quanto patisco per te,
chiamo te, io che muoio per te,
guarda le pene che m'infliggono;
guarda i chiodi con cui mi traffiggono;
non c'è dolore come quello di cui soffro,
e se così grave pare il dolore esterno,
quello interiore è ben più grave,
poiché ti sento tanto ingrato.

Translation by Campelli

German.png German translation

Siehe, oh Mensch, was ich für dich leide.
Zu dir ruf’ ich, der ich für dich sterbe.
Sieh’ die Qualen, die sie mir bereiten.
Sieh’ die Nägel, die mich nun durchbohren.
Es ist kein Schmerz, der dem meinen gliche,
und sind auch groß die äußeren Schmerzen,
sind doch die inneren noch heftiger,
da so undankbar ich dich muß sehen.

Translation by Kammerchor Elberfeld

English.png English translation

See, O man, what things I endure for you;
To you I cry, I who am dying for you;
See the pains with which I am afflicted;
See the nails with which I am pierced.
There is no suffering like unto that with which I am tormented.
And though the outward suffering be so great,
Yet is the inward suffering heavier still,
When I find you to be so ungrateful!

Translation by Campelli

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