Giovanni Croce
(c.1557 - 1609)

Croce : O Jesu mi dulcissime : illustration

O Jesu mi dulcissime
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From Motetti a otto voce, Venice, 1603. Instruments may be used to replace or reinforce the voices. This edition is offered at original pitch.
Lyrics: Anon

O Jesu mi dulcissime,
adoro te in stabulo commorantem.
O puer dilectissime,
adoro te in praesepio jacentem.
O Christe, rex piissime,
adoramus te, in feno cubantem,
in coelo fulgentem.
O, mira Dei pietas,
O singularis caritas,
Christus datus est,
Jesus natus est,
datus est a Patre,
natus est de Virgine Matre.
O divina ergo proles,
te colimus hic homines
ut veneremur celites.

Oh Jesus, my sweetest,
I worship you, abiding in the stable.
Oh most beloved boy,
I worship you, lying in the manger.
Oh Christ, most pious king,
we worship you, sleeping in the hay,
shining in heaven.
Oh, holy wonder of God,
most egregious gift,
Christ is given,
Jesus is born,
given by the Father,
born of the Virgin Mother.
Oh, divine issue,
we therefore worship you as men on earth,
that we may revere you as souls in heaven.