“I Thirst” The Vinegar Given to Jesus – James Tissot

Psalm 69:20-21 [Latin Vulgate: Psalm 68:21-22]

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Improperium expectavit cor meum et miseriam et sustinui qui simul mecum contristaretur et non fuit; consolantem me quaesivi et non inveni. Et dederunt in escam meam fel, et in siti mea potaverunt me aceto.


Improperium expectavit cor meum (1593) in Offertoria totius anni, no. 24, composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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Ad te levavi animam meam
Verses 1 to 7a of Psalm 25 (Psalmus 24) in the 12th-century St. Albans Psalte

Psalm 25:1-3a [Latin]

1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Ad te levavi animam meam, Deus meus, in te confido: non erubescam neque irrideant me inimici mei. Etenim universi qui te expectant non confundentur.


Ad te levavi animam meam (1593), from Offertoria totius anni, no. 1; composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Ad te levavi (Palestrina)

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Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.
Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

John 6:48-50 [Latin]

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.


Ego sum panis vivus (1587) in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 9 – by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 42:1 [Latin]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.


Sicut cervus (1584), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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