Tenebrae factae sunt
Fifth of the nine responsories for Matins of Good Friday.
A responsory is a sung response to a Scripture reading. It has two parts: a respond and a versicle. After the versicle (indicated below by V. and usually sung by a single voice or a smaller group), the second part of the respond (indicated below by a bullet) is repeated. Its biblical sources are Matthew 27:45-46, John 19:30, and Luke 23:46.
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Tenebrae factae sunt, dum crucifixissent Jesum Judaei:
V. Exclamans Jesus voce magna ait: Pater, in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum.
Si fecero le tenebre mentre crocifiggevano Gesù i Giudei,
V. Gesù esclamò a gran voce e disse: Padre, nelle Tue mani affido il mio Spirito
Darkness fell when the Jews crucified Jesus:
V. Jesus cried with a loud voice and said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
Ciemność zapadła nad Ziemią, gdy ukrzyżowano Jezusa,
V. Jezus zawołał wielkim głosem i powiedział: "Ojcze, w Twe ręce powierzam ducha mojego.
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