Vesperas - Antiphona
13 January, 2021
Hymnum cantáte nobis de cánticis Sion:
(Ps. 136) Super flumina Babylonis illic sedimus et flevimus
dum recordaremur tui Sion
2. In salícibus in médio ejus,
suspéndimus órgana nostra.
3. Quia illic interrogavérunt nos, qui captívos duxérunt nos,
verba cantiónum.
4. Et qui abduxérunt nos:
Hymnum cantáte nobis de cánticis Sion.
5. Quómodo cantábimus cánticum Dómini
in terra aliéna?
6. Si oblítus fúero tui, Jerúsalem,
oblivióni detur déxtera mea.
7. Adhǽreat lingua mea fáucibus meis,
si non memínero tui.
8. Si non proposúero Jerúsalem,
in princípio lætítiæ meæ.
9. Memor esto, Dómine, filiórum Edom,
in die Jerúsalem.
10. Qui dicunt: Exinaníte, exinaníte
usque ad fundaméntum in ea.
11. Fília Babylónis mísera:
beátus, qui retríbuet tibi retributiónem tuam, quam retribuísti nobis.
12. Beátus qui tenébit,
et allídet párvulos tuos ad petram.
13. Glória Patri, et Fílio,
et Spirítui Sancto.
14. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper,
et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Hymnum cantáte nobis de cánticis Sion:
Sing ye to us a hymn of the songs of Sion.
(Ps. 136) Above the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept,
while we remembered Zion.
2. By the willow trees, in their midst,
we hung up our instruments.
3. For, in that place, those who led us into captivity questioned us
about the words of the songs.
4. And those who carried us away said:
Sing us a hymn from the songs of Zion.
5. How can we sing a song of the Lord
in a foreign land?
6. If I ever forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand be forgotten.
7. May my tongue adhere to my jaws,
if I do not remember you.
8. If I do not set Jerusalem first,
as the beginning of my joy.
9. O Lord, call to mind the sons of Edom,
in the day of Jerusalem.
10. Who say: Despoil it, despoil it,
even to its foundation.
11. O daughter of Babylon, have pity.
Blessed is he who will repay you with your payment, which you have paid to us.
12. Blessed is he who will take hold of your little ones
and dash them against the rock.
13. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
14. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Sing ye to us a hymn of the songs of Sion.
13 January - Vesperas - Antiphona