University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 12

This psalter leaf comes from 13th-century Flanders. The vellum is of poor quality (yellowed, hard, thick, and stiff), and while the angular gothic text is accomplished well the decoration and illumination are singularly clumsy. The page has been cropped through the illumination on the outer edge, resulting in present dimensions of 14 x 10cm. The ink used in the text is brown, with coral, blue, and white for the decoration, as well as gold leaf. See Denison University Leaf 12 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 65:20-67:3 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Boulder Leaf 12 Recto
Boulder Leaf 12 Recto

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 12 Recto

+ Boulder Leaf 12 Recto Transcription

Benedíctus Deus, qui non amóvit oratiónem meam, et misericórdiam suam a me.

Deus misereátur nostri, et benedícat nobis; illúminet vultum suum super nos, et misereátur nostri:
Vt cognoscámus in terra viam tuam, in ómnibus géntibus salutáre tuum.
Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus: confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes.
Læténtur et exsúltent gentes, quóniam júdicas pópulos in æquitáte, et gentes in terra dírigis.
Confiteántur tibi pópuli, Deus: confiteántur tibi pópuli omnes. Terra dedit fructum suum:
Benedícat nos Deus, Deus noster! Benedícat nos Deus, et métuant eum omnes fines terræ.

Exsúrgat Deus, et dissipéntur inimíci ejus; et fúgiant qui odérunt eum a fácie ejus.
Sicut déficit fumus, defíciant; sicut fluit cera a fácie ignis, sic péreant peccatóres a fácie Dei.

+ Boulder Leaf 12 Recto Translation

[Psalms 65:20-67:3]

20 Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. 2 May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us. 3 That we may know thy way upon earth: thy salvation in all nations. 4 Let people confess to thee, O God: let all people give praise to thee. 5 Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth. 6 Let the people, O God, confess to thee: let all the people give praise to thee: 7 the earth hath yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us, 8 may God bless us: and all the ends of the earth fear him. 2 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face. 3 As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God...

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