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Friday, September 23, 2005

Laudate Dominum

Laudáte Dóminum omnes gentes
(laudáte éum) omnes populi
Quóniam confirmáta est
súper nos misericordia eius
et véritas Domini mánet in æternum
Glória Pátri et Filio et Spiritui Sáncto.
Sicut érat in pricipio et nunc et semper
et in sáecula sáeculorum Amen.
 
The hymn "Laudate Dominum" which we sing at most of our functions here in Mangalore is actually the 117th Psalm - the shortest Psalm/Chapter in the Bible. For the meaning you may simply look up the Psalm in any modern English translation of the Bible. However, in the older translations, the Psalm is numbered 116, following the Greek rather than the Hebrew sources used in current translations. That explains the difference in the numbering. The Greek numbering is still retained in our liturgy. So far as the verse numbering is concerned, the Hebrew generally begins numbering the verses from the body of the Psalm leaving its preceding title out of account.
 
Numbering of Psalms in the Greek and Hebrew
 

Greek Septuagint

 

1-8

9

10-112

113

114-115

116-145

146-147

148-150

Hebrew

 

1-8

9-10
11-113
114-115
116
117-146
147
148-150

 

 
Here is the text of the Psalm from the Latin & English Old Testaments
 
From the Latin Vulgate
Psalm 116
I
116:1 alleluia laudate Dominum omnes gentes laudate eum omnes populi
116:2 quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia eius et veritas Domini manet in saeculum
II
116:1 laudate Dominum omnes gentes conlaudate eum universi populi
116:2 quia confortata est super nos misericordia eius et veritas Domini in aeternum alleluia
 
From the Nova Vulgata
PSALMUS 117 (116)
1 ALLELUIA. Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; collaudate eum, omnes populi.
2 Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia eius, et veritas Domini manet in aeternum
 
From the Douay Rheims Bible
Psalms Chapter 116
Laudate Dominum.
All nations are called upon to praise God for his mercy and truth.
Alleluia.
116:1. O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
116:2. For his mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.
 
The second part of the song is nothing but the doxology, the 'Glory Be', which is said at the end of every Psalm or Canticle in the 'Offices' (ex. The Divine Office) and for that matter even at the end of every decade of the Rosary which itself is known as 'Mary's Psalter'.
 
Glory Be
'Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen'

1 Comments:

  • At 6:49 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please Provide music notation for this Hymn if possible please.

     

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