Palestrina & Jesu, Rex Admirabilis & Sunday Music

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “Jesu, rex admirabilis,” The Monteverdi Choir, directed by John Eliot Gardiner (2006), recorded in London, 2005.

Jesu, rex admirabilis
et triumphator nobilis,
dulcedo ineffabilis,
totus desiderabilis,

mane nobiscum, Domine,
et nos illustra lumine,
pulsa mentis caligine,
mundum reple ducedine.

Jesus, wondrous king
and noble conqueror,
ineffable delight,
wholly to be desired,

remain with us, Lord,
dispel the darkness of our minds
and enlighten us with your light,
fill the world with your sweetness.