M110 Bone Iesu dulcis Christe : Adoramus te Christe

Standardised text incipit: 
Bone Iesu dulcis Christe : Adoramus te Christe
Standardised composer: 
In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 76v-77r
Number of voices: 
Music incipit: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Modern editions: 
, 499; 505
, 233; 332
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

Individual elevation motet. Considered as part of a seven motet cycle Diem novae gratiae (I-Mfd [4], ff. 70v-77r) by WARD 1986, 499 and 505, and GASSER 2001, 233 and 332. This hypothesis does not hold, as all seven motets include an elevation section (PAVANELLO 2017). See also M104-110. 

Text details

Standardised text incipit: 
Bone Iesu dulcis Christe : Adoramus te Christe
Liturgical/devotional association: 
Holy Cross
the Blessed Sacrament
Full text: 

Bone Iesu, dulcis Christe
Lapsis dextram porrige
Et ad fidem erige
Mundi curas exue.

Fidem firmam imprime,
Resurgentes robora
Tibique concorpora.

Adoramus te Christe et benedicimus tibi quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

English translation: 

Good Jesus, sweet Christ, put forth your right hand for those who have fallen and raise (them) to faith, strip off the troubles of the world.

Impress a firm faith, strengthen those who will resurrect and incorporate (them) into you.

We adore you Christ and praise you because you redeemed the world with your holy cross.


Correspondences in standard ref works: 

Adoramus ... mundum = multipurpose antiphon for the Holy Cross, used e.g. in the Short Office of the Cross, in Good Friday observances, for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Cantus ID 001287), etc.
per sanctam crucem] per crucem

Related texts in polyphonic sources: 

Adoramus ... mundum is included in the texts of other Elevation motets, see T056 / M056 (as part of C16 Ave domine Iesu Christe, attr. to Compère) and T076 / M076 (as part of the cycle C14b Ave virgo gloriosa caeli iubar / <Missa> Galeazescha by Compère).

See also T177 (as part of C44 In nomine Iesu / Officium de cruce, by Compère) and T254.

Music incipit (MEI): 

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