Sunday, October 17, 2010

Adoramus Te, Christe

The Farther Along Octet, an acappella men's ensemble, of Goshen College sings Palestrina's Adoramus Te Christe (We adore thee, oh Christ).

Goshen College, founded in 1894, is a Mennonite institution located in Goshen, Indiana. The enrollment is about 1,000, and has 135 acres in a rural setting. Goshen is listed on the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges - 2010.


Adoramus Te Christe,
et benedicimus Tibi:
Adoramus Te Christe,
et benedicimus Tibi:

quia per sanctam crucem tuam
redemisti mundum.
Adoramus Te Christe,
et benedicimus Tibi,
Adoramus Te Christe.

Latin text

We adore Thee, O Christ,
And we bless Thee,
Who by Thy Holy Cross
hath redeemed the world.

translation for general understanding

This antiphon is usually sung during the services of Holy Week and in some churches this is sung or recited during the Stations of the Cross. As apparent, this song is offered in thanks, and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for bearing the punishment of our sins.

Though Holy Week is about half a year away, we remember everyday God's grace and thus humble ourselves before Him with gratitude, praise and love.


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) is considered a Renaissance master, and the greatest composer of liturgical music of all time(1). He was a composer, organist, and a choir master. Most often he work in Rome, and for Pope Julius III. Palestrina composed more than 700 musical pieces.

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1. Wikipedia


  1. I love those stone walls of the building and I love Him too. Great post. have a great Sunday today.

  2. this was beautiful. These young men had great voices and the words translated were great. thanks rose

  3. Such a sweet and insightful post on this lovely Lord's day.

  4. Oh!That was just beautiful and moving. Thank you for posting it.Now I want to listen to my Vespers-Robert Shaw & Festival Singers cd. I close my eyes and they sound like angels. Heaven is going to be a wonderful place.

  5. It is truly a gift to sing God's praises!

  6. WOW! These young men have such beautiful voices.

  7. Well I didn't know you were a poet my new friend! Thank you for the smile!

  8. So beautiful!!! It always fills me with - I don't know what word to use - hope? (so wonderful to see young men singing praise), pride? (that there is another generation passing along the Word of God) humility? (such great talent) and gratitude (that I was blessed to hear)

    Thanks so much for posting!

  9. Yes this was a awesome post!!! Sorry I'm a day late in my reply.. SS is my most favorite.
    I sooo love sharing God with so many awesome women of His word!!!

    May you know God's Love and His blessings from above~~~Hugs across the miles and web~~~Dena
    Thanks for my note today!!!

  10. I must check my Google Reader I do not think this post appeared on it? So moving and I nearly missed it.
    Thankyou for the comment on News From Italy earlier, I agree with you and have replied there.
    now off to check my Google Reader.

  11. thanks for your comment on my post re horses. i'm just glad they are settled. have a good evening. rose