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Canticum Moysis * Deut 32:1-65.  R.
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Canticle of Moses * Deut 32:1-65.
1. Audíte, cæli, quæ loquor : *
áudiat terra verba oris mei.
1. Hear, O ye heavens, the things I speak, * let the earth give ear to the words of my mouth.
2. Concréscat ut plúvia doctrína mea, *
fluat ut ros equium meum.
2. Let my doctrine gather as the rain, * let my speech distill as the dew,
3. Quasi imber super herbam,
et quasi stillæ super grámina. *
Quia nomen Dómini invobo.
3. As a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass. * Because I will invoke the name of the Lord:
4. Date magnificéntiam Deo nostro. *
Dei perfécta sunt ópera, et omnes viæ ejus jucia :
4. Give ye magnificence to our God. * The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments:
5. Deus fidélis, et absque ulla iniquitáte, justus et rectus. *
Peccavérunt ei, et non fílii ejus in sórdibus :
5. God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right. * They have sinned against him, and are none of his children in their filth:
6. Generátio prava atque pervérsa. *
Hæccine reddis Dómino, pópule stulte et inpiens?
6. They are a wicked and perverse generation. * Is this the return thou makest to the Lord, O foolish and senseless people?
7. Numquid non ipse est pater tuus, *
qui possédit te, et fecit, et creávit te?
7. Is not he thy father, * that hath possessed thee, and made thee, and created thee?
8. Meménto diérum antiquórum, *
cógita generatiónes síngulas :
8. Remember the days of old, * think upon every generation:
9. Intérroga patrem tuum, et annuntiábit tibi : *
majóres tuos, et dicent tibi.
9. Ask thy father, and he will declare to thee: * thy elders and they will tell thee.
10. Quando dividébat Altíssimus Gentes : *
quando separábat lios Adam.
10. When the Most High divided the nations: * when he separated the sons of Adam,
11. Constítuit términos popurum *
juxta númerum filiórum Israël.
11. He appointed the bounds of people * according to the number of the children of Israel.
12. Pars autem Dómini, pópulus ejus : *
Jacob funículus hereditis ejus.
12. But the Lord's portion is his people: * Jacob the lot of his inheritance.
13. Invénit eum in terra desérta, *
in loco horróris et vastæ solidinis :
13. He found him in a desert land, * in a place of horror, and of vast wilderness:
14. Circumdúxit eum, et cuit : *
et custodívit quasi pupíllam óculi sui.
14. He led him about, and taught him: * and he kept him as the apple of his eye.
15. Sicut áquila próvocans ad volándum pullos suos, *
et super eos litans,
15. As the eagle enticing her young to fly, * and hovering over them,
16. Expándit alas suas, et assúmpsit eum, *
atque portávit in meris suis.
16. He spread his wings, and hath taken him * and carried him on his shoulders.
17. Dóminus solus dux ejus fuit : *
et non erat cum eo deus aliénus.
17. The Lord alone was his leader: * and there was no strange god with him.
18. Constítuit eum super excélsam terram : *
ut coméderet fructus agrórum,
18. He set him upon high land: * that he might eat the fruits of the fields,
19. Ut súgeret mel de petra, *
oleúmque de saxo duríssimo.
19. That he might suck honey out of the rock, * and oil out of the hardest stone,
20. Butýrum de arménto, et lac de óvibus *
cum ádipe agnórum, et aríetum filiórum Basan :
20. Butter of the herd, and milk of the sheep * with the fat of lambs, and of the rams of the breed of Basan:
21. Et hircos cum medúlla trítici, *
et sánguinem uvæ bíberet meracíssimum.
21. And goats with the marrow of wheat, * and might drink the purest blood of the grape.
22. Incrassátus est diléctus, et recalcitrávit : *
incrassátus, impinguátus, dilatus,
22. The beloved grew fat, and kicked: * he grew fat, and thick and gross,
23. Derelíquit Deum, factórem suum, *
et recéssit a Deo, saluri suo.
23. He forsook God who made him, * and departed from God his saviour.
24. Provocavérunt eum in diis aliénis, *
et in abominatiónibus ad iracúndiam concitarunt.
24. They provoked him by strange gods, * and stirred him up to anger, with their abominations.
25. Immolavérunt dæmóniis, et non Deo, *
diis, quos ignobant :
25. They sacrificed to devils and not to God: * to gods whom they knew not:
26. Novi recentésque verunt, *
quos non coluérunt patres eórum.
26. That were newly come up, * whom their fathers worshipped not.
27. Deum qui te génuit dereliquísti, *
et oblítus es Dómini, crearis tui.
27. Thou hast forsaken the God that beget * and hast forgotten the Lord that created thee.
V. Glória Patri, et lio, *
et Spitui Sancto.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, *
et in sǽcula sæcurum. Amen.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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