by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225? - 1274)
Translation © by Axel Bergstedt

Panis angelicus
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DAN DUT FIN GER POR
Panis angelicus fit panis hominum,
Dat panis caelicus figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis: manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.

Te trina Deitas unaque poscimus,
Sic nos tu visita, sicut te colimus:
Per tuas semitas duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas. Amen.

C. Franck sets stanza 1


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):

  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Englenes brød", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Het brood der engelen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Das Manna", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Axel Bergstedt) , "Pão dos Anjos", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Pão dos Anjos
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the Latin 
Pão dos Anjos torne-se o pão dos homens;
O pão do paraíso fim de toda dúvida
Que maravilha! Que consome a Deus
Pobre, pobre, humilde servo.


  • Translation from Latin to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2016 by Axel Bergstedt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-09-12
Line count: 4
Word count: 26