Vivo ego dicit Dominus

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General information

Motet sung on various occasions during Lent, including the Reconciliation of Penitents on Maundy Thursday.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Vivo ego, dicit Dominus,
nolo mortem peccatoris
sed ut magis convertatur
et vivat.

Spanish.png Spanish translation

Yo vivo, dice el Señor,
Y no deseo el muerte de un pecador,
Sino más bien que se arrepienta
Y viva.

English.png English translation

I live, says the Lord,
and do not desire the death of the sinner,
but rather that he change his ways
and live.

French.png French translation

Moi qui suis la vie, dit le Seigneur,
Je ne désire pas la mort d'un pécheur
Mais plutôt sa conversion
Et sa vie.

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