Nada te turbe

  • for voice(s), optional instrument(s) and piano
  • Duration flexible

Words

by St Teresa of Avila

Availability

choral photocopying licence for sale from this website
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up to 50 copies for GBP40.00 or USD80.00
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Text

original Spanish text by St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
todo se pasa;
Dios no se muda.
La paciencia
todo lo alcanza;
Quien a Dios tiene,
nada le falta;
Solo Dios basta.

rough translation made by the composer
Let nothing disturb you,
nothing surprise you,
all things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins everything;
whoever holds onto God
lacks nothing;
God alone is enough.   

a more poetic & old-fashioned translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

Categories

choral - mixed voices accompanied; choral - high voices accompanied; church music - worship songs.