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Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto 'Lamentations for Maundy Thursday'
Facti sunt hostes eius in capite,
inimici eius locupletati sunt:
quia Dominus locutus est
super eam in multitudinem iniquitatum eius:
parvuli eius ducti sunt in captivitatem, ante faciem tribulantis.
Her oppressors have gained supremecy,
her enemies are enriched;
the Lord has pronounced concerning her,
concerning her many, many sins; her children
are led into captivity, driven in front of the oppressor.
Lamentation 1 Part 4: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum
Zain: Recordata est Jerusalem dierum afflictionis suae, et omnium
desiderabilium suorum, quae habuerat a diebus antiquis,
cum caderet populus eius in manu hostili,
et non esset auxiliator: viderunt eam hostes eius,
et deriserunt sabbata eius.
Heth: Peccatum peccavit Jerusalem, propterea instabilis facta est:
omnes, qui glorificabant eam,
spreverunt illam, quia viderunt ignominiam eius.
Zain: Jerusalem has remembered her days of misery and distress,
and all her precious things from the days of old,
when her people fell into the hand of the enemy
and no one came to help her. Her oppressors looked at her
and laughed at her festivals.
Heth: Jerusalem has sinned grievously, thereby becoming weak.
All those who used to honour her
have despised her, for they have seen her nakedness,
Lamentation 2 Part 3: Ipsa autem gemens conversa est retrorsum