Translation © by David Wyatt

O admirabile commercium
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
O admirabile commercium: creator generis humani,
animatum corpus sumens de virgine nasci dignatus est;
et procedens homo sine semine,
largitus est nobis suam Deitatem.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "O wonderful trade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 4
Word count: 24

O wonderful trade
Language: English  after the Latin 
O wonderful trade: the creator of the human race,
Taking on living flesh, considered it worth being born of a virgin;
A being born a man, but without [a father's] seed,
Gave us in abundance his Godhood.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 4
Word count: 37