Loquebar de testimoniis

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Introit, the text drawn from Psalm 118:46-47. With various psalm verses, it is assigned to several feasts of saints.

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Latin.png Latin text

118:46  Loquebar de testimoniis tuis in conspectu regum, et non confundebar:
118:47  et meditabar in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi nimis.

Ps. 91:2 Bonum est confiteri Domino,
et psallere nomini tuo, Altissime. Gloria Patri

Psalm Beati immaculati in via qui ambulant in lege Domini.

Ps. 116 (117): Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, laudate eum omnes populi: quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.

English.png English translation

119:46  I spoke of Thy testimonies before kings, and I was not ashamed;
119:47  I meditated also on Thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

Verse for the beheading of St John the Baptist, (29 August):
92:1  It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord :
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most High. Glory be &c…

Verse for Common of Virgins and Martyrs:

Verse for Francis Xavier (3 December)
1  O praise the Lord, all ye heathen: praise him, all ye nations.
2  For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord.

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