Translation © by David Wyatt

Libera me, Domine, et pone
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Libera me, Domine, et pone me iuxta te, 
et cuiusvis manus pugnet contra me. 
Dies mei transierunt, 
cogitationes meae dissipatae sunt, 
torquentes cor meum, 
noctem verterunt in diem, 
et rursum post tenebras spero lucem.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Deliver me Lord and place me", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: David Wyatt

This text was added to the website: 2012-07-05
Line count: 7
Word count: 34

Deliver me Lord and place me
Language: English  after the Latin 
Deliver me, Lord, and place me next to you, 
then the hand of any man may fight against me. 
My days have passed, 
my thoughts are scattered 
and torturing my heart; 
they have turned night to day, 
and after dark I hope for light again.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-05
Line count: 7
Word count: 45