This CPDL edition is incomplete, either movements have not yet been edited or accompaniment is omitted. "Incomplete" here does not refer to the original composition; works left unfinished by the composer are categorised elsewhere.
Edition notes: This is the first movement aria from the motet arranged for organ accompaniment from the full score for strings with basso continuo. Transposed down 1/2 step. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Aria. Nulla in mundo pax sincera sine felle; pura et vera, dulcis Jesu, est in te.
Inter poenas et tormenta vivit anima contenta casti amoris sola spe.
Recitative. Blando colore oculos mundus decepit at occulto vulnere corda conficit; fugiamus ridentem, vitemus sequentem, nam delicias ostentado arte secura vellet ludendo superare.
Aria. Spirat anguis inter flores et colores explicando tegit fel. Sed occulto tactus ore homo demens in amore saepe lambit quasi mel.
In this world there is no honest peace
free from bitterness; true and pure
peace, sweet Jesus. lies in Thee.
Amidst punishment and torment
lives the contented soul,
chaste love its only hope.
This world deceives the eye by surface charms,
but is corroded within by hidden wounds.
Let us flee him who smiles, shun him who follows us,
for by skilfully displaying its pleasures, this world
overwhelms us by deceit.
The serpent’s hiss conceals its venom,
as it uncoils itself
among blossoms and beauty.
But with a furtive touch of the lips,
a man maddened by love
will often kiss as if licking honey.