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Aestimatus Sum

Reflections for Holy Week

Aestimatus Sum is the seventeenth Responsorio for Holy Week. Here Christ laments His own death. Having shed His last drop of Blood, He is buried and counted among the dead. The chief priests and pharisees wanted to bury His memory forever in general oblivion. They were mistaken because Christ's shameful death among criminals without the help of His Disciples would be followed by His most glorious Resurrection.

Aestimatus Sum was composed by Fr. Tomás Luis de Victoria.
It is here sung by the choir La Colombina



Listen to Aestimatus Sum

Latin Lyrics:

Aestimatus sum cum
Descendentibus in lacum.

Factus sum sicut homo sine adjutorio,
Inter mortuos liber.

Posuerunt me in lacu inferiori,
In tenebrosis et in umbra mortis.

Factus sum sicut homo sine adjutorio,
Inter mortuos liber.

Translation:

I am counted among those
Who descend to the depths.

I became like a man without help,
Released among the dead.

They have laid me in the lowest pit,
In darkness and in the shadow of death.

I became like a man without help,
Released among the dead.







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