O bone, o dulcis, o benigne Jesu, SWV 53 (Prima pars) (Heinrich Schütz)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-04-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Clefs modernised. Source may be found on IMSLP. First part only. . Revised files uploaded 17/08/18.
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-10-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, mensurstrich layout, original note values and key signature, musica ficta clearly marked. Secunda pars Et ne despicias humiliter te petentem included.

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Title: O bone, o dulcis, o benigne Jesu, SWV 53 (Prima pars)
Composer: Heinrich Schütz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4, no. 1
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 4, no. 1
  3rd published: 2004 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 8, no. 1
Description: First part. Second part is Et ne despicias humiliter te petentem.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O bone, O dulcis, O benigne Jesu,
te deprecor per illum tuum sanguinem pretiosum,
quem pro nobis miseris
effundere dignatus es in ara crucis:
ut abjicias omnes iniquitates meas.

English.png English translation

O good, O sweet, O kindly Jesus,
I beseech thee, by thy most precious blood,
Which for us wretched ones
Thou didst deign to pour out the altar of the cross:
to blot out all my sins.

Translation by James Gibb