Inter vestibulum et altare

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Source of text Joel 2:17. (Vulgate). For other settings of the text, see Parce Domine and Juxta vestibulum.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Inter vestibulum et altare plorabunt sacerdotes ministri Domini, dicentes:
Parce, Domine parce populo tuo:

et ne des hereditatem tuam in opprobrium ut non dominentur eis nationes.

Alternative last line
et ne claudas ora canentium te, Domine.

English.png English translation

Between the porch and the altar the priests, the Lord's ministers, shall weep, and shall say:
Spare, O Lord, spare thy people:

and give not thy inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them.
Translation by St Ann choir

Alternative last line
and shut not the mouths of them that sing to you, O Lord.

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