Litaniae and Tito Translations

April 10, 2014

Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento K. 243

 

Kyrie eleison Soloists and Chorus 

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ hear us.

Christ, hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,

Have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world

Have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.

 

Panis Vivus Tenor

 

O Living Bread descended from heaven,

Have mercy on us.

Hidden God and Savior,

Have mercy on us.

Grain of the elect,

Have mercy on us.

Vine sprouting forth virgins,

Have mercy on us.

Wholesome Bread and delicacy of kings,

Have mercy on us.

Perpetual sacrifice,

Have mercy on us.

Clean oblation,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb without spot,

Have mercy on us.

Most pure feast,

Have mercy on us.

Food of angels,

Have mercy on us.

Hidden manna,

Have mercy on us.

Memory of God's wonders,

Have mercy on us.

Supersubstantial Bread,

Have mercy on us.

 

Verbum caro factum Chorus

The Word that was made flesh and dwelled among us,

Have mercy on us.

 

Hostia Sancta Soloists and Chorus

Holy Victim,

Have mercy on us.

Cup of blessing,

Have mercy on us.

Mystery of faith,

Have mercy on us.

Most high and venerable Sacrament,

Have mercy on us.

Most holy of all sacrifices,

Have mercy on us.

True propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead,

Have mercy on us.

Heavenly antidote, by which we are preserved from sin,

Have mercy on us.

Most stupendous of all miracles,

Have mercy on us.

Most holy Commemoration of the Passion of Christ,

Have mercy on us.

Gift transcending all abundance,

Have mercy on us.

Extraordinary memorial of divine love,

Have mercy on us.

Affluence of divine largesse,

Have mercy on us.

Most holy and august mystery,

Have mercy on us.

Medicine of immortality,

Have mercy on us.

 

Tremendum ac vivificum Sacramentum Chorus

Awesome and life-giving Sacrament,

Have mercy on us.

Bread-made-Flesh by the omnipotence of the Word,

Have mercy on us.

Unbloody sacrifice, Our food and guest,

Have mercy on us.

 

Dulcissimum convivium Soprano

Sweetest banquet at which the Angels serve,

Have mercy on us.

Sacrament of goodness,

Have mercy on us.

Bond of love,

Have mercy on us.

Offerer and offering,

Have mercy on us.

Spiritual sweetness tasted in its own fountain,

Have mercy on us.

Refreshment of holy souls,

Have mercy on us.

 

Viaticum Chorus

Viaticum of those dying in the Lord,

Have mercy on us.

 

Pignus futurae gloriae Chorus

Pledge of future glory,

Have mercy on us.

 

Agnus Dei Soprano

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.

 

Miserere nobis Soloists and Chorus

Have mercy on us. 

 

TITO 

Chorus

Serbate o Dei custodi

 

O gods who guardthe fate of Rome,

preserve in Titus the just,

the strong,the glory of our age.

 

Chorus and Arioso

Ah, grazie si rendano

CHORUS

Ah, let us render thanks

to the supreme Creator

who in Titus preserved

the glory of the throne.

TITO

Ah no, I am not so unfortunate if my lot finds sympathy in Rome,

if prayers are still offered up for Titus.

CHORUS

Ah, let us render thanks, etc.

 

Che del ciel che degli Dei

CHORUS

That you are the care, the darling of heaven and of the gods, great hero, has been shown in the brief course of this day. But there is no cause for wonder, fortunate Augustus, that the gods thus watch over one so like them.

 

Finale Tu é ver, m’assolvi, Augusto

SEXTUS

You forgive me, Caesar, it is true; but my heart, that will lament its error as long as memory lasts, does not forgive me.

TITO

The true repentance of which you are capable is worth more than a truly constant fidelity.

VITELLIA, SERVILIA O generous and noble soul! Who ever attained such heights? His supreme goodness draws tears from my eyes.

TUTTI and CHORUS (except TITO) Eternal gods, watchover his sacred days: preserve in him Rome's happiness.

TITO Cut short, eternal gods, cut short my days on that day when the good of Rome ceases to be my care.

 

 

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