Translation © by Laura Prichard

Tu es Petrus et super hanc
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG
Tu es Petrus et super hanc
petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam.


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Jij bent Petrus"
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "You are Peter and upon this rock", subtitle: "You are Peter", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
Line count: 2
Word count: 10

You are Peter and upon this rock
Language: English  after the Latin 
You are Peter and upon this
rock I will build my church.

Subtitle: "You are Peter"

Translator's notes:
This Latin text is the first sentence of the Biblical passage Matthew 16:18. The name Peter is related to the Ancient Greek noun πέτρα [petra] "the rock."


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-07
Line count: 2
Word count: 12