Alieni Insurrexerunt is an antiphon for Good Friday. Here David, persecuted by Saul, is a
prefigure of Our Lord who suffered
from the malice of the synagogue. After being delivered into the hands of the wicked, Christ has recourse to the Father as the only invincible refuge.
Alieni Insurrexerunt is the antiphon preceding Psalm 53 on Good Friday. It is here sung by the Amici Cantores.
Listen to the Alieni Insurrexerunt
Alieni insurrexerunt in me,
Et fortes quaesierunt animam meam.
Deus, in nomine tuo salvum me fac:
Et in virtute tua judica me.
Deus, exaudi orationem meam:
Auribus percipe verba oris mei.
Strangers have risen up against me,
And the mighty have sought after my soul.
Save me, O God, by thy name.
And judge me in thy strength.
O God, hear my prayer,
Give ear to the words of my mouth.