by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225? - 1274)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O quam suavis est, Domine
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
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.


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

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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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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Text added to the website: 2018-05-30 00:00:00
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