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De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine

Language: Latin after the Hebrew (עברית)

 [Canticum graduum.]
  De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine;
2 Domine, exaudi vocem meam.
  Fiant aures tuæ intendentes 
  in vocem deprecationis meæ.
3 [Si iniquitates observaveris,
  Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit?
4 Quia apud te propitiatio est;
  et propter legem tuam sustinui te, Domine.
  Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus]1:
5 Speravit [anima mea in Domino]2.
6 [A custodia matutina usque ad noctem,
  speret Israël in Domino.]1
7 Quia apud Dominum misericordia,
  et copiosa apud eum redemptio.
8 [Et ipse redimet Israël 
  ex omnibus iniquitatibus ejus]1. 3


List of language codes

S. Wesley sets line 3
L. Madetoja sets lines 1-3, 5, 7

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1 omitted by Schmitt.
2 Schmitt: "in Domino anima mea"
3 In the motets by Josquin des Prez and Schmitt, the following lines from the Requiem mass are added to the end: "Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine / et lux perpetua luceat eis." ; Josquin des Prez also has further, "Kyrie eleyson, / Christe eleyson, / Kyrie eleyson. / Pater noster."

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Uit de diepten", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Des profondeurs j'ai crié", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-09-13 15:53:05

Line count: 17
Word count: 86

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Des profondeurs j'ai crié

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Des profondeurs j'ai crié vers toi, Seigneur ;
Seigneur, écoute ma voix. 
Que tes oreilles soient attentives
À la voix de mes supplications.
Si tu tiens compte des iniquités, Seigneur, 
Seigneur, qui sera retenu ?
Parce que près de toi il y a le pardon, 
Et à cause de ta loi,
Je t'ai attendu, Seigneur ;
Mon âme s'est reposée sur sa parole, 
mon âme a espéré en le Seigneur
De la garde matinale la jusqu'à la nuit. 
Qu'Israël espère en le Seigneur,
Parce que près du Seigneur est la miséricorde,
Et avec lui la rédemption complète.
Et lui-même il rachètera Israël 
de toutes ses iniquités.

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Based on
  • a text in Latin by Bible or other Sacred Texts , "Psalmus 129 (130)" DUT ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER GER LAT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Josquin des Prez, Leevi Antti Madetoja, Thomas Morley, Vitězslav Augustín Rudolf Novák, Arvo Pärt, León Schidlowsky, Florent Schmitt, Virgil Garnett Thomson, Samuel Wesley. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20

Line count: 17
Word count: 106