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Translation © by David Wyatt

Apostolo glorioso, da Dio electo
Language: Italian - Medieval (Volgare) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Triplum and Contratenor I
 Apostolo glorioso, da Dio electo
 A evangelegiare al populo Greco
 La sua incarnacion che vera ceco,
 Et cusi festi senza alcun suspecto,
 Et eligisti Patrasso per tuo lecto,
 Et per sepulcro questo sancto speco:
 Prego te, preghi me retrove teco,
 per li tuoi merci, nel devin conspecto.

Motetus and Contratenor II
 Cum tua doctrina convertisti a Cristo
 Tuto el paese, et cum la passione et morte
 Che qui portasti in croce in su lo olivo.
 Mo é prolasso in errore et facto tristo,
 Si che rempetraglie gracia si forte
 Che recognoscano Dio vero et vivo.

 Andreas famulus Christi.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Glorious apostle, chosen by God", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 103

Glorious apostle, chosen by God
Language: English  after the Italian - Medieval (Volgare) 
Triplum / Contratenor I
 Glorious apostle, chosen by God
 To bring the Good News to the Greek people
 Of his incarnation to which they were truly blind,
 You who did this without any shame
 And chose Patras for your bed
 And this holy cave as your tomb:
 I pray to you, please take me with you
 By your mercy into God's sight.

Motetus / Contratenor II
 With your teaching you converted to Christ
 The whole country, and with the suffering and death
 Which you bore on a cross above the olive tree.
 Now they have fallen into error and sad misdeeds,
 So grant them again your grace so strongly
 That they will recognise God as true and living.

 Andrew servant of Christ.

Note: For the dedication of a church of St Andrew in Patras, Greece


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Line count: 18
Word count: 123