Deus Noster / Saint Patrick's Creed


Deus Noster

Deus noster, Deus omnium hominum,
Deus caeli ac terrae, maris et fluminum,
Deus solis ac lunae, omnium siderum,
Deus montium sublimium, valliumque humilium,
Deus super caelo et in caelo et sub caelo.

Habet habitaculum
erga caelum et terram et mare
et omnia quae sunt in eis.

Inspirat omnia,
vivificat omnia,
superat omnia,
suffulcit omnia.

Solis lumen inluminat,
lumen noctis et notitias vallat,
et fontes fecit in arida terra
et insolas in mari siccas
et stellas in ministerium maiorum luminum posuit.

Filium habet
coaeternum sibi et consimilem sibi;
non junior Filius patri
nec Pater Filio senior.

Et Spiritus Sanctus inflat in eis;
non separantur Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus.

Saint Patrick’s Creed

Our God, God of all men,
God of Heaven and earth, sea and rivers,
God of sun and moon, of all the stars,
God of high mountains and of lowly valleys,
God over heaven, and in heaven, and under heaven.

He has a dwelling
in heaven and earth and sea
and in all things that are in them.

He inspires all things,
He quickens all things,
He is over all things,
He supports all things.

He makes the light of the sun to shine,
He surrounds the moon and stars,
and He has made wells in the arid earth,
placed dry islands in the sea
and stars for the service
of the greater luminaries.

He has a Son
coeternal with Himself, like to Himself;
not junior is Son to Father,
nor Father senior to the Son.

And the Holy Spirit breathes in them;
not separate are Father and Son and Holy Spirit.

From:

Medieval Irish Lyrics, James Carney (Editor / Translator), Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1967.

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