by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Sibylla Erythraea
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE
Cerno Dei natum, qui se dimisit ab alto.
Ultima felices referent cum tempora soles.
Hebraea, quem virgo fere [feret?] de stirpe decora,
In terris multum teneris passurus ab annis.
Magnus erit tamen hic divino carmine vates
Virgine matre satus, prudenti pectore verax.


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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sibylle d'Érythrée", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "The Erythraean (Red Sea) Oracle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 42

The Erythraean (Red Sea) Oracle
Language: English  after the Latin 
I see the son of God, who has sent himself down from on high,
Since the last times will bring happy days.
He, that the demure virgin will bear of the Hebrew line,
He, that will suffer much from his earliest years on the earth,
He will be a great prophet nonetheless in holy songs
Son of a virgin mother, truthful in his wise heart.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-18
Line count: 6
Word count: 65