by Arnulf of Leuven (c1200 - 1250)

Ad genua
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
"Ad ubera portabimini, et super genua
Blandientur vobis."1

Salve Jesu, rex sanctorum,
Spes votiva peccatorum,
Crucis ligno tanquam reus,
Pendens homo, verus Deus,
Caducis nutans genibus!

Quid sum tibi responsurus,
Actu vilis, corde durus?
Quid rependam amatori,
Qui elegit pro me mori,
Ne dupla morte morerer?

Ut te quaeram mente pura,
Sit haec mea prima cura,
Non est labor nec gravabor:
Sed sanabor et mundabor,
Cum te complexus fuero.

"Ad ubera portabimini, et super genua
Blandientur vobis."

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1 from the Bible: Jes. 66, 12

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

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


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-02-27
Line count: 19
Word count: 77