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Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae

Language: Latin

Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae

Aleph. Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo!
Facta est quasi vidua domina gentium;
princeps provinciarum facta est sub tributo.

Beth. Plorans ploravit in nocte, et lacrymae ejus in maxillis ejus;
non est qui consoletur eam, ex omnibus charis ejus;
omnes amici ejus spreverunt eam, et facti sunt ei inimici.1

Ghimel. Migravit Juda propter afflictionem, et multitudinem servitutis;
habitavit inter gentes, nec invenit requiem;
omnes persecutores ejus apprehenderunt eam inter angustias.

Daleth. Viae Sion lugent, eo quod non sint qui veniant ad solemnitatem;
omnes portae ejus destructae, sacerdotes ejus gementes;
virgines ejus squalidae, et ipsa oppressa amaritudine.

He. Facti sunt hostes ejus in capite, inimici ejus locupletati sunt,
quia Dominus locutus est super eam propter multitudinem iniquitatum ejus;
parvuli ejus ducti sunt in captivitatem ante faciem tribulantis.1

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Tallis adds: "Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum."

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Première leçon de ténèbres du Mercredi saint pour une basse", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-09-19.
Last modified: 2014-09-11 14:15:34
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