by Jean Commire (1625 - 1702)

Mementote peccatores
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
CHRISTUS: 
Mementote peccatores, 
mementote quid fecerim vobis. 
Nonne vos creavi, nonne servavi, 
nonne nutrivi, nonne vos fovi 
sicut aquila provocans ad volandum 
pullos suos et super eos volitans?
Vos autem, incrassati et impugnati, 
dereliquistis Deum creatorem 
servatorem et patrem vostrum.
 
PECCATORES:
Ah cor durum, ah cor ingratum, cor saxeum 
haeccine reddis Deo, creatori tuo?
Quis capiti meo dabit aquam 
et oculis meis fontem 
lacrymarum ut plorem et dicam: 
peccavi Domine, sed miserere mei.
Heu! stupiditas cordis mei, 
heu! mentis meae caecitas infesta!
Sic vivo, sic puto, sic loquor et ago, 
quasi solum circa coeli 
sphaeras occupatus ambulares 
de me autem non cogitares. 
Ah cor durum, ah cor ingratum, cor saxeum, 
haeccine reddis Deo, creatori tuo?

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Text added to the website: 2011-08-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:31
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