by Arnulf of Leuven (c1200 - 1250)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ad faciem
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
"Illustra faciem tuam super servum tuum;
salvum me fac in misericordia tua."1

Salve, caput cruentatum,
Totum spinis coronatum,
Conquassatum, vulneratum,
Arundine verberatum,
Facie sputis illita.

Dum me mori est necesse,
Noli mihi tunc deesse,
In tremenda mortis hora
Veni, Jesu, absque mora,
Tuere me et libera.

Cum me jubes emigrare,
Jesu care, tunc appare,
O amator amplectende,
Temet ipsum tunc ostende
In cruce salutifera.

Amen.

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1 from the Bible: Ps. 31, 17

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au visage", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-27
Line count: 18
Word count: 65

Au visage
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Éclaire ton visage sur ton serviteur,
fais que je sois sauvé dans ta miséricorde.

Salut, tête ensanglantée,
Toute couronnée d'épines,
Brisée, blessée,
Battue avec des verges,
Visage souillé de crachats.

Quand il sera nécessaire pour moi de mourir,
Ne me manque pas alors,
À l'heure terrible de la mort,
Viens, Jésus, sans délai,
Veille sur moi et libère-moi !

Quand tu m'ordonneras de partir,
Cher Jésus, apparais alors,
Ô ami à embrasser,
Alors montre-toi
Sur la croix salvatrice.

Amen.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-09
Line count: 18
Word count: 79