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Holy Week Liturgy

Longe Fecisti

Longe Fecisti is one of the responsories of Good Friday, and meditates on the abandonment of Our Lord as he is left by His disciples to be taken captive. Here Our Lord reflects on his delivery into the hands of His enemy. Having prayed in the Garden of Olives, He finds Himself alone in the company of those who are eager to take His life. With this suffering of the soul the agony of the Passion begins, and will only end in the excruciating death of The Cross.

This variation of Longe Fecisti was composed by the 16th century Spanish priest Tomás Luis De Victoria. It is here sung here by the Amici Cantores


Listen to Longe Fecisti

Latin Lyrics:

Longe fecisti notos meos a me:
Traditus sum, et no egrediebar

Dominus, Deus salutis mea:
In die clamavi, et nocte coram te.

Intret in conspectu tuo oratio mea:
Inclina aurem tuam ad precem meam.

Longe Fecisti notos meos a me:
Traditus sum, et non egrediebar

English Translation:


Thou hast put away my acquantance from me:
I was delivered up, and I escaped not.

O God, the God of my salvation:
I have cried in the day, and night before thee.

Let my prayer come in before thee:
Incline thy ear to my petition

Thou hast put away my acquantance from me:
I was delivered up, and I escaped not.


Longe Fecisti musical notation


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King David playing the harp


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