Justorum animae [The souls of the righteous] (Wisdom 3:1-3) – William Byrd

Wisdom 3:1-3 [Latin]

1 Justorum autem animae in manu Dei sunt, et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.

Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, et aestimata est afflictio exitus illorum,

et quod a nobis est iter exterminium; illi autem sunt in pace:

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
    and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
    and their passing away was thought an affliction
    and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.

Justorum animae, from Gradualia I, no. 31 (1605), composed by William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

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