by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Supremum est mortalibus bonum
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Supremum est mortalibus bonum
Pax, optimum summi Dei donum.
Pace vero legum praestantia
Viget atque recti constantia;
Pace dies solitus et laetus,
Nocte sonus trahitur quietus;
Pax docuit virginem ornare
Auro comam crinisque nodare;
Pace rivi psallentes et aves
Patent laeti collesque suaves
Pace dives pervadit viator,
Tutus arva incolit arator.

O sancta pax, diu expectata,
Mortalibus tam dulcis, tam grata,
Sis eterna, firma, sine fraude,
Finem tecum semper esse gaude.
Et qui nobis, o pax, te dedere
Possedeant regnum sine fine:
Sit noster hic pontefex eternus
Eugenius et rex Sigismundus!

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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "The supreme good for mortal men", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-08
Line count: 20
Word count: 91