Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
O Domine Jesu
O Domine Jesu is superscribed Dominica
Palmarum in its source, Guerrero Motteta of 1570. Clearly it was intended to be used
on Palm Sunday, presumably as the motet at mass. On this day the Gospel takes the form of
the Passion reading and one can see how relevant the text would be to this occasion.
O Domine Jesu Christe adoro te in cruce vulneratum in cruce
vulneratum felle et aceto potatum deprecor te ut vulnera tua sint remedium animae meae.
O Lord Jesus Christ I worship thee wounded on the cross,
having drunk of gall and vinegar. I pray thee that the wounds will be the remedy of my
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