Jesu dulcis memoria (Samuel Friedrich Capricornus)

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  • (Posted 2021-05-08)  CPDL #64362:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2021-05-08).   Score information: A4, 28 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Jesu dulcis memoria
Composer: Samuel Friedrich Capricornus
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: String ensemble 4 gamba's or 2 vi, 2 va; bc

First published: 1660 Jubilus Bernardi, in 24 partes a quinque vocibus et quatuor violie, Stutgard, M DC LX

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Jesu dulcis memoria,
dans vera cordi gaudia,
sed super mel et omnia
eius dulcis presentia.

Nil canitur suavius,
auditur nil iocundius,
nil cogitatur dulcius
quam Jesus Dei filius.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

O Jezus, uw gedachtenis
vervult het hart met lafenis,
maar honingzoete zaligheid
is pas uw tegenwoordigheid.

Er is geen liefelijker lied
en in het oor zo’n zoetheid niet,
en geen gedachte ooit zo schoon
als Jezus is, Gods lieve Zoon.
[J.W. Schulte Nordholt]

English.png English translation

O Jesus, your memory
fills the heart with refreshment,
but honey-sweet bliss
is just your presence.

There is no sweeter song
and in the ear not such sweetness,
and no thought ever so pure
as Jesus is, God's dear Son.