T179 Hora prima ductus est

Standardised text incipit: 
Hora prima ductus est
Reference sources: 

Full text: MotettiB, No. 21, ff. 49v-50r
Translation: Eva Ferro

Full text: 

Hora prima ductus est 
Iesus ad Pilatum
Et a falsis testibus
Multum accusatum.

Colaphis percutiunt
Manibus ligatum
Vultum dei conspuunt
Lumen caeli gratum.

English translation: 

At the first hour Jesus was brought before Pilatus and he was heavily accused by false witnesses.

Him, whose hands are tied, they strike down with fists, they spit on God's countenance, gracious light of Heaven.