Jesu salvator saeculi (Thomas Tallis)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-15)   CPDL #53294:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 312 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the early sources at the original pitch and in the original note values. A critical commentary is appended to the score.
  • CPDL #30225:   
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2013-10-02).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 175 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Jesu salvator saeculi
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Compline Hymn during the Octave of Easter, Sarum Rite.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Jesu salvator saeculi,
verbum Patris altissimi:
lux lucis invisibilis:
custos tuorum pervigis.

Tu fabricator omnium,
Discretor atque temporum,
Fessa labore corpora
Noctis quiete recrea.

Ut dum gravi in corpore:
brevi manemus tempore:
sic caro nostra dormiat
ut mens in Christo vigilet.

Te deprecamur supplices,
Ut nos ab hoste liberes,
Ne valeat seducere,
Tuo redemptos sanguine.

Quaesumus auctor omnium
in hoc paschali gaudio:
Ab omni mortis impetu:
tuum defende populum.

Gloria tibi Domine,
Qui surrexisti a mortuis,
Cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu
In sempiterna saecula.