Nisi Dominus [Quinti Toni], a 8 (Ps. 126)

Nisi Dominus [Quinti Toni], a 8 (Ps. 126)

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Nisi dominus


edificaverit domum


in vanum laboraverunt

qui edificant eam.


 


nisi Dominuscustodierit civitatem

frustra vigilat


qui custodit eam.


 


Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere

surgite post quam  sederitis

qui manducatis panem doloris.




Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum

ecce haereditas domini filii, merces, fructus ventris.




Sicut sagitte in manu potentis ita filii escussorum.




Beatus vir qui implevit,


Desiderium suum ex ipsis

non confundetur cum loquetur


inimicis suis in porta.


 


Gloria patri et filio, et spiritui sancto,

Sicut erat et nunc et semper

et in secula seculorum amen.


 


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Translation


Lest the Lord build the house, in vain shall


work those who build it.


Lest the Lord keep the city, in vain shall


work [he] who keeps watch over it.


Vain is for you before the light to wake:


wake up after you have rested, [you] who


eat the bread of pain.


For he gave, to the beloved of his, rest,


here [are] the inheritance of the Lord, the


children; rewards, the fruit of the womb.


As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the


children of them [that have been] shaken.


Blessed [is] the man who filled the quiver


of his with them; not shall he be


confounded when he shall speak to his


enemies at the gate.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son:


and to the Holy Ghost;


As it was in the beginning, is now, and


ever shall be: world without end. Amen.


 


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