Templar chant: Media vita in morte sumus (Lyric video)

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About the chant: ———– The Knights left their homes to go fight in strange lands. They prayed for decisive victories so that there would be peace. The hymn, “In the midst of life,” is one of those founded on a more ancient hymn, the “Media in vita” of Notker, a learned Benedictine of St. Gall, who died in 912. He is said to have composed it while watching some workmen, who were building the bridge of Martinsbruck at the peril of their lives. It was soon set to music, and became universally known; indeed it was used as a battle song, until the custom was forbidden on account of its being supposed to exercise magical influences. In a German version, it formed part of the service for the burial of the dead, as early as the thirteenth century, and is still preserved in an unmetrical form in the Burial Service of our own Church

Text in Latin :

Media vita in morte sumus
quem quaerimus adjutorem
nisi te Domine
qui pro peccatis nostris
juste irasceris
Sancte Deus
sancte fortis
sancte et misericors Salvator
amarae morti ne tradas nos
Nunc dimittis servum tuum Domine
secundum verbum tuum in pace
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum
Lumen ad revelationem gentium
et gloriam plebis tuae Israel
Gloria Patri
et Filio
et Spiritui Sancto
sicut erat in principio
et nunc et semper
et in saecula saeculorum
Amen
Media vita in morte sumus
quem quaerimus adjutorem
nisi te Domine
qui pro peccatis nostris
juste irasceris
Ne projicias nos in tempore senectutis
cum defecerit virtus nostra
ne derelinquas nos Domine
Sancte Deus
Noli claudere aures tuas ad preces nostras Domine
Sancte fortis
Qui cognoscis occulta cordis parce peccatis nostris Domine
sancte et misericors Salvator
amarae morti ne tradas nos

This chant is performed by CIRMA/ Ensemble Organum lead by Mr Marcel Pérès Website: https://organumcirma.com/ Buy ‘The Chant of the Templar’ Album from Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/templarchant

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