by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

O gemma, lux et speculum
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
triplum
 O gemma, lux et speculum
 Totum perlustrans saeculum,
 Vas almum Italiae.

 Modo praesens oraculum
 Tuum trahat spectaculum
 Nostrum in levamine!
 Sponte relinquens Graeciam
 Duceris in Apuliam
 Barinam gubernando.

 Ab hoste tuens patriam
 Coelestem tu per gloriam
 Inhabitas laetando.
 Pro expulsis languoribus
 Fugatisque daemonibus
 Populis en jubilat.

 Exhaltis clamoribus
 Manat liquor marmoribus:
 Liniti gradiuntur,
 Priscis dantur fervoribus
 Qui carebant jam motibus,
 Salutem sortiuntur.

Motetus
 Sacer pastor Barensium,
 Regule pontificium,
 Nicolae praesul, audi
 Has voces supplicantium
 Conferendo praesidium,
 Ut hiscant tuae laudi!

 Abstulisti opprobia,
 Talenti fulvi gratia,
 Tunc duplam reddidisti.
 Et Deo caeli serviens
 Et populo subveniens
 Cereres impartisti.

 In marisque naufragio
 Plebes in te devotio
 Succrescit et collata
 Habet vires oratio
 Ac per te fraudis actio
 Discedit in se data.

Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "O jewel, light and mirror", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-08
Line count: 41
Word count: 120