- (Posted 2014-04-25) CPDL #31773: (Finale 2004)
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2014-04-25). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 147 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Erat autem in civitate Samariae
Composer: Jan Tollius
Source of text: based on Acts 8:9-24
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1597 in Moduli trium vocum
Description: *Second part:Date et mihi hanc potestatum *Third part: Responderunt Apostoli
Original text and translations
Erat autem in civitate Samariae vir quidam, nomine Simon Magus,
videns signa et virtutes Apostolorum, stupens admirabatur:
Obtulit eis pecuniam, dicens:
Date et mihi hanc potestatem.
Responderunt Apostoli: Pecunia tua tecum sit in perditionem:
Quia donum sancti Spiritus te credidisti pecuniis comparare.
Now there was a certain man in the city of Samaria, and his name is Simon Magus.
Seeing the miracles and signs of the apostles, he was amazed:
He offered them money, saying:
Give me this power.
The apostles answered, May your money go with you to perdition:
Because you believed the gift of the Holy Spirit could be bought.