Os Justi (“The mouth of the righteous”)

This sublime choral piece was composed by Anton Bruckner in 1879.

The text of the motet is two verses from Psalm 37

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam:
et lingua ejus loquetur judicium.
Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius:
et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus.
Inveni David servum meum,
oleo sancto meo unxi eum.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart:
and his feet do not falter.
I have found David, my servant;
I have anointed him with my holy oil.

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