Translation © by Gary L. Miller

Ecce fidelis servus
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ecce fidelis servus et prudens,
Quem constituit Dominus super familiam suam.
Justus germinabit sicut lilium
Et florebit in aeternum ante Dominum.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by André Gédalge.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary L. Miller) , "Behold the faithful and wise servant", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Gary L. Miller

This text was added to the website: 2008-05-30
Line count: 4
Word count: 21

Behold the faithful and wise servant
Language: English  after the Latin 
Behold the faithful and wise servant,
Whom the Lord places at the head of his family.
The Just  will grow and flourish
Like the lily forever before the Lord.


  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2008 by Gary L. Miller, (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.

Based on


This text was added to the website: 2008-05-30
Line count: 4
Word count: 29