Lauda Jerusalem [Praise Jerusalem] (Psalm 147: 12-20) – Tomás Luis de Victoria

Psalm 147: 12-20 [Latin] –  12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.

13 Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee.

14 Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the fat of corn.

15 Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly.

16 Who giveth snow like wool: scattereth mists like ashes.

17 He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold?

18 He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.

19 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.

20 He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Alleluia.

Original Latin:

1 Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum; lauda Deum tuum, Sion.

Quoniam confortavit seras portarum tuarum; benedixit filiis tuis in te.

Qui posuit fines tuos pacem, et adipe frumenti satiat te.

Qui emittit eloquium suum terrae: velociter currit sermo ejus.

Qui dat nivem sicut lanam; nebulam sicut cinerem spargit.

Mittit crystallum suam sicut buccellas: ante faciem frigoris ejus quis sustinebit?

Emittet verbum suum, et liquefaciet ea; flabit spiritus ejus, et fluent aquae.

Qui annuntiat verbum suum Jacob, justitias et judicia sua Israel.

Non fecit taliter omni nationi, et judicia sua non manifestavit eis. Alleluja.

Painting of David with his harp, Paris Psalter, c. 960, Constantinople
Painting of David with his harp, Paris Psalter, c. 960, Constantinople


“Lauda Jerusalem,” Vesper Psalm for a cappella SATB, composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).

Psalm 147: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Lauda Jerusalem

Sung by sirventes berlin

Free sheet music at University of Malaga

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