Jesu dulcis memoria II (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2010-07-24)   CPDL #21891:     
Editor: Mats Lillhannus (submitted 2010-07-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The edition may be freely copied, performed or recorded.

General Information

Title: Jesu dulcis memoria
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582

Description: Piae Cantiones 1625

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Jesu dulcis memoria
dans vera cordis gaudia:
sed super mel et omnia
ejus dulcis præsentia.

Jesus, dulcedo cordium,
fons veri, lumen mentium,
excedens omne gaudium
et omne desiderium.

Sed super mel et omnia
ejus dulcis presentia:
nil canitur suavius,
auditur nil jucundius
quam Jesu Dei filium.

Jesu mihi essentiam,
amoris tui copiam:
Jesu largitor veniae,
honor coelestis patriae,
tu fons misericordiae.

English.png English translation

The sweet memory of Jesus
gives true happiness of the heart:
but better than honey and anything else
is his sweet presence.

Jesus, kindness of the hearts,
fountain of truth, light of the minds,
surpassing all joy
and all desire.

[…]
Nothing is sung more suavely,
and nothing is heard more delightfully
than Jesus, son of God.

Jesus, for me vital essence is
the abundance of your love:
Jesus, giver of pardon,
honour of the heavenly kingdom,
fountain of misericordy.

Translation by Campelli