Justus es Domine (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-09)  CPDL #35353:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-05-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: from the 1604 version of Magnum opus musicum, published by Lassus' sons.

General Information

Title: Justus es Domine
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Liber mottetarum 3 vocum, no. 17
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 33

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Justus es, Domine,
et rectum judicium tuum;
mandasti justitiam, testimonia tua,
et veritatem tuam nimis.
(Ps. CXVIII:137–38)

English.png English translation

Thou art just, O Lord,
and thy judgment is righteous;
thou hast commanded justice, thy testimonies,
and thy truth exceedingly.
Translation by St Ann choir

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.