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O gemma, lux et speculum

Language: Latin

 O gemma, lux et speculum
 Totum perlustrans saeculum,
 Vas almum Italiae.

 Modo praesens oraculum
 Tuum trahat spectaculum
 Nostrum in levamine!
 Sponte relinquens Graeciam
 Duceris in Apuliam
 Barinam gubernando.

 Ab hoste tuens patriam
 Coelestem tu per gloriam
 Inhabitas laetando.
 Pro expulsis languoribus
 Fugatisque daemonibus
 Populis en jubilat.

 Exhaltis clamoribus
 Manat liquor marmoribus:
 Liniti gradiuntur,
 Priscis dantur fervoribus
 Qui carebant jam motibus,
 Salutem sortiuntur.

 Sacer pastor Barensium,
 Regule pontificium,
 Nicolae praesul, audi
 Has voces supplicantium
 Conferendo praesidium,
 Ut hiscant tuae laudi!

 Abstulisti opprobia,
 Talenti fulvi gratia,
 Tunc duplam reddidisti.
 Et Deo caeli serviens
 Et populo subveniens
 Cereres impartisti.

 In marisque naufragio
 Plebes in te devotio
 Succrescit et collata
 Habet vires oratio
 Ac per te fraudis actio
 Discedit in se data.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "O jewel, light and mirror", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-01-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:03
Line count: 41
Word count: 120

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