Francisco Guerrero: O Domine Iesu Christe

Guerrero’s  O Domine Iesu Christe was composed in 1570 for Palm Sunday. Guerrero uses an undivided four-part choir to create an expansively melodic work of beauty that anticipates The Passion. It’s sung here by Westminster Cathedral Choir conducted by David Hill, you’ll find the the recording, text, and a translation to English below the fold.


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Text: O Domine Iesu Christe – Latin

O Domine Iesu Christe, adoro te in
cruce vulneratum, felle et aceto
potatum: deprecor te, ut vulnera tua
sint remedium animae meae.

English Translation:  

O Lord Jesus Christ, I worship Thee
wounded on the Cross, having drunk of
gall and vinegar: I pray Thee that Thy
wounds will be the remedy of my soul.

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