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Battle song of the Crusades - Media Vita (music video) ~ Latin and English subtitles. Media vita in morte sumus (Latin for "In the midst of life we are in death") is the first line of a Gregorian …More
Battle song of the Crusades - Media Vita (music video) ~ Latin and English subtitles.

Media vita in morte sumus (Latin for "In the midst of life we are in death") is the first line of a Gregorian chant, written in the form of a response, and known as "Antiphona pro Peccatis" or "de Morte". Reference has been made to a source originating in a battle song of the year 912 by Notker the Stammerer.

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LYRICS:
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Latin:

Media vita in morte sumus
quem quaerimus adjutorem
nisi te, Domine,
qui pro peccatis nostris
juste irasceris?

Sancte Deus,
sancte fortis,
sancte et misericors Salvator:
amarae morti ne tradas nos.

In Te speraverunt Patres nostri,
speraverunt et liberasti eos
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ENGLISH:

In the midst of life we be in death:
Of whom may we seek for succour, but of Thee,
O Lord, which for our sins justly art moved?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty,
O holy and most merciful Saviour,
Deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.

In you our forebears have trusted;
they have trusted and you have delivered them.