T111 Verbum dei deo natum : Caelum transiit

Standardised text incipit: 
Verbum dei deo natum : Caelum transiit
Reference sources: 

Full text: I-Mfd [4], ff. 83v-85r
Translation: Eva Ferro

Full text: 

Verbum dei, deo natum
Quod nec factum nec creatum
Venit de caelestibus.

Hoc vidit, hoc attrectavit
Hoc de caelo reseravit
Iohannes hominibus.

Inter illos primitivos
Veros veri fontis rivos
Iohannes exsiliit.

Caelum transiit veri rotam
Solis vidit ibi totam
Mentis figen[s a]ciem.

Speculator spiritalis
Quasi Seraphin sub alis
Dei videt faciem.

Audit in gyro sedis
Psallentes cum citharoedis
Quater seni proceres.

De sigillo trinitatis
Nostrae nummo civitatis
Impressit characteres.

English translation: 

The word of God, born from God, which is either made nor created, it came from the heavens. This he saw, this he comprehended, this from heaven John the Baptist revealed to men.

Among those primitive streams John jumped to the true source.

(He) passed the sky and saw the wheel of the true sun and there he put all the sharpness of (his) mind.

Like a spirituals explorer, like a Seraphim among the cohorts, he saw God´s countenance.

He heard the forty six elders singing with harps around God´s throne.

He impressed the forms from the stamp of Trinity on the coin of our city.

 

Motets with this text

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1