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