Lectio Quinta
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Homo, natus de muliere, brevi vivens tempore, 
repletur multis miseriis.
Qui quasi flos egreditur et conteritur,
et fugit velut umbra, et numquam in eodem statu permanet.
Et dignum ducis super hujusquemodi aperire oculos tuos,
et adducere eum tecum in judicium?
Quis potest facere mundum de immundo conceptum semine?
Nonne tu, qui solus es?  Breves dies hominis sunt,
numerus mensium ejus apud te est:
constituisti terminos ejus, qui praeteriri non poterunt.
Recede ergo paululum ab eo, ut quiescat,
donec optata veniat, 
et sicut mercenarii, dies ejus.

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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Cinquième lecture", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Fifth lesson", 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: 2010-04-05
Line count: 13
Word count: 85