Rorate Caeli

EX ORIENTE LUX


Fr. Esteban Salas y Castro
Deo gratias, alleluia, alleluia (1769)

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Osanna, Sanctus Deus Sabaoth,
superillustrans claritate tua
felices ignes horum malacoth!




L'anima d'ogne bruto e delle piante
di complession potenziata tira
lo raggio e 'l moto delle luci sante;


ma vostra vita sanza mezzo spira
la Somma Beninanza, e la innamora
di sé sì che poi sempre la disira.


E quinci puoi argomentare ancora
vostra resurrezion, se tu ripensi
come l'umana carne fessi allora


che li primi parenti intrambo fensi.


Commedia, Paradiso (c. VII)
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Hosanna holy God of Sabaoth,/ abundantly illumining with thy brightness/ the blessed fires of these kingdoms ... The soul of every brute and of each plant,/ The ray and motion of the sacred lights,/ Draw from complexion with meet power endued./ But this our life the Eternal Good inspires/ Immediate, and enamours of itself;/ So that our wishes rest forever here./ And hence thou mayst by inference conclude/ Our resurrection certain, if thy mind/ Consider how the human flesh was framed,/ When both our parents at the first were made. (Transl. H.F.Cary) - ...Our regular Paschal feature...
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2 comments:

Constantino M said...

SANTA Y FELIZ PASCUA DE RESURRECCIÓN!
VIVA CRISTO REY!

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

Amen