Justorum Animae - Stanford

Notes
The first motet of the set "Three Latin Motets", published in 1905.

Words from The Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-3

Duration
TO FOLLOW

Forces required
Choir a capella (SATB divisi)

Title
Justorum Animae, Op. 38, No. 1, by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Text
Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt,
et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.
Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori,
illi autem sunt in pace.

TRANSLATION
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and the torment of malice shall not touch them:
in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.