Sunday, 30 November 2014

Ad Te Levavi Animam Meam

The Annunciation by Andrea del Sarto ~ ca. 1512
(Uffizi Gallery, Florence)
Image courtesy of: Pinterest

Ad te, Domine, levavi animam meam:
Deus meus, in te confido; non erubescam.

Neque irrideant me inimici mei:
etenim universi qui sustinent te, non confundentur.

Confundantur omnes iniqua agentes supervacue.
Vias tuas, Domine, demonstra mihi, et semitas tuas edoce me.

Dirige me in veritate tua, et doce me,
quia tu es Deus salvator meus, et te sustinui tota die.

Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, Domine,
et misericordiarum tuarum quæ a sæculo sunt.

Delicta juventutis meæ, et ignorantias meas, ne memineris.

Secundum misericordiam tuam memento mei tu,
propter bonitatem tuam, Domine.

Dulcis et rectus Dominus;
propter hoc legem dabit delinquentibus in via.

Diriget mansuetos in judicio; docebit mites vias suas.

Universæ viæ Domini, misericordia et veritas,
requirentibus testamentum ejus et testimonia ejus.

Propter nomen tuum, Domine,
propitiaberis peccato meo; multum est enim.

The Annunciation by Andrea del Sarto ~ ca. 1512-1513
(Galleria Palatina ~ Palazzo Pitti, Florence)       
Image courtesy of: Web Gallery of Art

The four videos above are courtesy of: gregoriaansch ~ YouTube

The Annunciation attributed to the workshop of Paolo Caliari (Paolo Veronese) ~ ca. 1585
Image courtesy of: CBS News

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed,
let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed:
let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me
for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth
unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity;
for it is great.

The Book of Psalms of David: Ch. 25, Vrs. 1-11

The Annunciation by Fra Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo della Porta) ~ ca. 1497
(Duomo, Volterra)
Image courtesy of: Web Gallery of Art

Rejoice greatly, O dauhter of Zion;
shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee:
he is just, and having salvation;
lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”

The Book of  Zechariah: Ch. 9, Vrs. 9




  1. Have a great advent, if you so choose ... Love, cat.

    1. How nice of you, thank you. May you enjoy it as well - if you so choose.

      With kindest regards & wishes for a happy, upcoming season,
      ₵. Ð.