Respice Domine (Robert Hugill)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-03)   CPDL #34068:   
Editor: Robert Hugill (submitted 2015-01-03).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
Edition notes: Original composition by Robert Hugill

General Information

Title: Respice Domine
Composer: Robert Hugill
Source of text: Psalm 74 (Latin Vulgate Psalm 73)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredIntroit for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Pentecost XIII)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2004

Description: Original composition by Robert Hugill setting the Latin verses from Psalm 73 which form the Introit for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The motet is set for four part unaccompanied choir (SATB) and is part of Robert Hugill's sequence of motets Tempus per Annum setting the Latin introits for all the Sundays in the church's year and for major feasts.


External websites: http://www.hugill.demon.co.uk/catalogue/tempus-per-annum.html

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Respice, Domine, in testamentum tuum,
et animas pauperum tuorum ne derelinquas in finem:
exsurge Domine, et iudica causam tuam:
et ne obliviscaris voces quaerentium te.
Ut quid Deus repulisti in finem: iratus est furor tuus: super oves pascuae tuae?

English.png English translation

Have regard, O Lord, to thy covenant,
and forsake not to the end the souls of Thy poor:
arise, O Lord, and judge Thy cause,
and forget not the voices of them that seek Thee.
O God, why hast Thou cast us off unto the end:
why is Thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of Thy pasture?