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O quam suavis est, Domine

Language: Latin

O quam suavis est, Domine, spiritus tuus,
qui ut dulcedinem tuam in filios demonstrares
pane suavissimo de caelo praestito,
esurientes reples bonis,
fastidiosos divites dimittens inanes.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Oh comme ton esprit est doux, Seigneur", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-05-29.
Last modified: 2018-05-29 10:16:49
Line count: 5
Word count: 26

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Oh comme ton esprit est doux, Seigneur

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Oh comme ton esprit est doux, Seigneur,
toi qui pour montrer ta douceur à tes fils
a envoyé le plus doux des pains depuis le ciel,
nourrissant les affamés avec de bonnes choses,
renvoyant les riches dédaigneux sans rien leur donner.

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Based on
  • a text in Latin by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225? - 1274), "O quam suavis est, Domine"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Caterina Assandra, Alonso Lobo. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-05-30.
Last modified: 2018-05-30 04:41:50
Line count: 5
Word count: 41