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Bendita sabedoria = The Blessed Wisdom

Word count: 52

Song Cycle by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)

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1. Oh! Ah! Sapientia foris predicat


Oh! Ah! Sapientia foris predicat,
in plateis dat vocem.


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2. Vas pretiosum labia scientiae


Vas pretiosum labia scientiae.


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3. Principium sapientiae


Principium sapientiae,
posside sapientiam.


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4. La, la, la! Vir sapiens, fortis est


La, la, la! Vir sapiens, fortis est.


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5. Beatus homo qui invenit sapientiam


Beatus homo qui invenit sapientiam
et qui affluit prudentia; 
melior est acquisitio eius negotiatione argenti 
et auri primissimi.


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6. Dexeteram tuam sic notam fac


Dexeteram tuam sic notam fac:
et eruditos corde in sapientia.


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