Tua Jesu dilectio (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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General Information

Title: Tua Jesu dilectio
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Source of text: vv. 15-16 of Jesu dulcis memoria.

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA, SST or ATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Diletto spiritualle. Canzonette… raccolte da Sim. Verovio (Rome), no. 9
  2nd published: 1903 in Secunda anthologia vocalis, no. 117
  3rd published: 1979 in The Chester Book of Motets, Book 7, no. 15

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Túa Iésu diléctio,
gráta méntis reféctio,
réplet síne fastídio,
dans fámem desidério.

Qui te gústant esúriunt,
qui bíbunt ádhuc sítiunt,
desideráre nésciunt,
nísi Iésum quem díligunt.

English.png English translation

Translation by Mick Swithinbank
Your love, Jesus,
is welcome refreshment to the spirit;
it restores without trouble,
giving hunger to longing.

The hungry taste you,
those who drink were thirsty before,
they have no further desires
besides Jesus, whom they love.

German.png German translation

Deine Liebe, Jesus,
ist willkommenen Erquickung des Geistes
schenkt Erfüllung ohne Überdruß,
gibt der Sehnsucht Hunger.

Die dich kosten, hungern,
die trinken, dürsten immer noch,
sie wissen nichts zu ersehnen,
außer Jesus, den sie lieben.