Recessit pastor noster


R. Recessit pastor noster, fons aquae vivae, ad cujus transitum sol obscuratus est: * Nam et ille captus est, qui captivum tenebat primum hominem: hodie portas mortis et seras pariter Salvator noster disrupit.
V. Destruxit quidem claustra inferni, et subvertit potentias diaboli.
R. Nam et ille captus est, qui captivum tenebat primum hominem: hodie portas mortis et seras pariter Salvator noster disrupit.
R. Our Shepherd, even the Fountain of living waters, is gone from us; He passed away, and the sun was darkened. * For now hath our Saviour bound him captive, which bound the first man captive; this day hath He burst the gates and bars of death.
V. The bands of hell He hath utterly abolished, and hath done away the power of the devil.
R. For now hath our Saviour bound him captive, which bound the first man captive; this day hath He burst the gates and bars of death.

Used:

HW Tenebrae Sat no 4

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Liber Usualis
Liber Hymnarius 498