Psalm 124:7-8 [Latin: Psalmi 123:7,8] – Our soul is escaped as a bird [or “sparrow”] out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Anima nostra sicut passer erepta est, de laqueo venantium; laqueus contritus est, et nos liberati sumus. Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini, qui fecit caelum et terram.

A bird caught in a mist net in Portugal. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of a fowler's snare, the psalmist says.
A bird caught in a mist net for bird banding in Portugal. Photo by Júlio Reis via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 2.5

Anima nostra sicut passer, from Musica quinque vocum liber primus (1539), motet composed by Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560)

Anima Nostra Sicut Passer

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Psalm 30:1-6 [Latin]

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

In Te Domine Speravi composed by Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560)

Nicolas Gombert: In Te Domine Speravi - Motet for 6 voices