Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Audi filia

44:11 Audi filia et vide et inclina aurem tuam et obliviscere populum tuum et domum patris tui
44:12 Et concupiscet rex decorem tuum quoniam ipse est dominus tuus et adorabunt eum
44:13 Et; filiae Tyri in muneribus vultum tuum deprecabuntur divites plebis
44:14 Omnis gloria eius filiae regis ab intus in fimbriis aureis
44:15 Circumamicta varietatibus adducentur regi virgines post eam proximae eius adferentur tibi
44:16 Adferentur in laetitia et exultatione adducentur in templum regis
44:17 Pro patribus tuis nati sunt tibi filii constitues eos principes super omnem terram
44:18 Memor ero nominis tui in omni generatione et generatione propterea populi confitebuntur tibi in aeternum et in saeculum saeculi

44:11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.
44:12 And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14 All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
44:15 Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18 They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.

-- Psalmus 44(11-18) [2], Feria Quarta ad Matutinum

(Photo: The Cistercian Nuns of Valley of Our Lady Monastery, are of the Original Observance of the ancient Order of Citeaux, founded in France, in 1098.)