16 September 2013

Ancient Pilgrim's Song: Dum Pater Familias

When the Father of all peoples, the King of the universe,
gave provinces to the authority of the apostles,
James chose to enlighten Spain.


"First among the apostles martyred in Jerusalem,
James was sanctified in holy martyrdom."

Pious Galicia sought the assistance of James,
and her glory signals the way
for those whose prayers burst forth in a song:

“To Lord and Santiago! To God and Santiago!
Be kind, be merciful, O God, deliver us.”

The whole world gives thanks to James,
the soldier of piety whose intercession
protects us and satisfies all prayers.


"First among the apostles martyred in Jerusalem,
James was sanctified in holy martyrdom."

James the miracle-worker:
Those who are in times of danger, cry out to him
Whoever hopes in him will be freed of their bonds.

"First among the apostles martyred in Jerusalem,
James was sanctified in holy martyrdom."

O Saint James, our true strength,
deliver us from our enemies,
and defend us who are devoted to you, if it pleases you.

"First among the apostles martyred in Jerusalem,
James is sanctified in holy martyrdom."

Through James’ favor, we hope for forgiveness.
And let us give to our remarkable father
the praise which we owe him.


"First among the apostles martyred in Jerusalem,
James was sanctified in holy martyrdom."

 
AN INSTRUMENTAL VERSION:




Dum pater familias, Rex universorum,
Donaret provincias ius apostolorum,
Iacobus Yspanias lux illustrat morum.

Primus ex apostolic martir Ierosolimis,
Iacobus egregio sacer est martirio.

 
Iacobe Gallecia, opem rogat piam,
Glebae cuius Gloria dat insignem viam,
Ut precum frequentia cantet melodiam.

Herru Santiagu,Got Santiagu,
Eultreia, esuseia, Deus adiuva nos.

 
Iacobo dat parium omnis mundus gratis,
Ob cuius remedium miles pietatis
Cunctorum presidium est ad vota satis.

Primus ex apostolic martir Ierosolimis,
Iacobus egregio sacer est martirio.

 
Iacobum miraculis que fiunt per illum.
Arctis in periculis acclamet ad illum,
Quisquis solvi vinculis sperat per illum.

Primus ex apostolic martir Ierosolimis,
Iacobus egregio sacer est martirio.

 
O beate Iacobe, virtus nostra vere,
Nobis hostes remove tuos et tuere
Ac devotos adhibe nos tibi placer.

Primus ex apostolic martir Ierosolimis,
Iacobus egregio sacer est martirio.

 
Iacobo propicio veniam speremus
Et, quas ex obsequio merito debemus
Patri tam eximio dignas laudes demus. (Amen.)

Primus ex apostolic martir Ierosolimis,
Iacobus egregio sacer est martirio.


A MORE TRADITIONAL VERSION:

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