Listing of all the Canticles

Below is a listing of the canticles from the Old and New Testaments. As we publish notes on the translations of the texts they will also be listed from here. We have also included the canticle numbering from the Liturgia Horarum (LH#). After the Canticles are published we will update the titles with links to read them in the scriptorium, and many will also include a reflection on the translation process. If you are interested in our approach to translations you can read our translation guidelines.

The canticles will be translated first in the order in which we need them. While we are in process we will be jumping around these lists. If you have need for a specific canticle which is not yet translated let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Old Testament

The Canticles from the Old Testament are placed within the major hour of Morning prayer (also known as Lauds).

PassageLH #Title (EN)Title (FR)Title (LAT)Reflections
Exodus
15:1-18
VT 1Cantemus Domino
Deuteronomy
31:1-12
VT 2Audite caeli
1 Samuel
2:1-10
VT 3Exsultavit
1 Chronicles
29:10-13
VT 4Benedictus es, Domine
Tobit
13:1-10
VT 5Magnus es, Domine
Tobit
13:10-15, 17-19
VT 6Benedicite Domino
Judith
16:2-3, 15-19
VT 7Incipite Domino
Proverbs
9:1-6, 10-12
VT 8Sapientia aedificavit
Wisdom of Solomon
3:1-6
VT 9Iustorum animae
Wisdom of Solomon
3:7-9
VT 10Fulgebunt iusti
Wisdom of Solomon
9:1-6, 9-11
VT 11Deus patrum meorum
Wisdom of Solomon
10:17-21
VT 12Reddidit Deus
Wisdom of Solomon
16:20-21, 26, 17:1
VT 13Angelorum esca nutrivisti
Sirach
14:22, 15:2, 4, 6b
VT 14Beatus vir, qui in sapientia
Sirach
31:8-11
VT 15Beatus vir, qui inventus est
Sirach
36:1-7, 13-16
VT 16Miserere nostri
Sirach
36:14-19
VT 17Miserere plebi tuae
Sirach
39:17-21
VT 18Obaudite me
Isaiah
2:2-5
VT 19Erit in novissimis
Isaiah
5:1-7
VT 20Cantabo dilecto meo
Isaiah
9:2-7
VT 21Populus qui ambulabat
Isaiah
12:1-6
VT 22Confitebor tibi
Isaiah
26:1-4, 7-9, 12
VT 23Urbs fortitudinis
Isaiah
33:2-10
VT 24Domine, miserere
Isaiah
33:13-16
VT 25Audite, qui longe estis
Isaiah
38:10-14, 17-20
VT 26Ego dixi
Isaiah
40:1-8
VT 27Consolamini
Isaiah
40:9-11, 27-31
VT 28Super montem excelsum ascende
Isaiah
40:10-17
VT 29Ecce Dominus Deus
Isaiah
42:10-16
VT 30Cantate Domino
Isaiah
45:14-26
VT 31Vere tu es
Isaiah
49:7-13
VT 32Haec dicit Dominus
Isaiah
61:1-11
VT 33Spiritus Domini super me
Isaiah
61:6-9
VT 34Vos sacerdotes Domini
Isaiah
61:10-62:5
VT 35Gaudens gaudebo
Isaiah
62:1-12
VT 36Propter Sion non tacebo
Isaiah
62:4-7
VT 37Non vocaberis
Isaiah
63:1-5
VT 38Quis est iste
Isaiah
66:10-14a
VT 39Laetamini cum Jerusalem
Jeremiah
7:2-7
VT 40Audite verbum … omnis Iuda
Jeremiah
14:17-21
VT 41Deducant oculi mei
Jeremiah
17:7-8
VT 42Benedictus vir
Jeremiah
31:10-14
VT 43Audite verbum … gentes
Lamentations
5:1-7, 15-17, 19-20
VT 44Recordare, Domine
Ezekiel
36:24-28
VT 45Tollam quippe vos
Daniel
3:26, 27, 29, 34-41
VT 46Benedictus … et laudabile
Daniel
3:52-57
VT 47Benedictus … et laudabilis
Daniel
3:57-88, 56
VT 48Benedictie, omnia opera
Obadah
6:1-6
VT 49Venite, et revertamur
Amos
4:13, 5:8, 9:5-6
VT 50Ecce formans montes
Jonah
2:3-10
VT 51Clamavi de tribulatione
Habakkuk
3:2-4, 13a, 15-19
VT 52Domine, audivi
Zephaniah
3:8-13
VT 53Exspecta me

New Testament

The canticles from the New Testament are placed within the major hour of evening prayer (also known as Vespers).

The first three canticles (Magnificat anima mea, Benedictus Dominus, and Nunc Dumittis) are present within the offices of Morning (Lauds), Evening (Vespers), and Night (Complines) respectively. These three are thus elevated above all other canticles in that they are prayed every day and are not substituted or changed based on the schedule or propers.

PassageLH #Title (EN)Title (FR)Title (LAT)Reflections
Luke
1:46-55
NT 1My Soul MagnifiesMon Âme MagnifieMagnificat anima meaReflection
Luke
1:68-79
NT 2Blessed is the LordBéni soit le SeigneurBenedictus DominusReflection
Luke
2:29-32
NT 3Now, Go in PeaceMaintenant, Partez en PaixNunc DimittisReflection
Matthew
5:3-10
NT 4Beati pauperes spiritu
John
1:1, 3-4, 9-11, 14, 16
NT 5In principio erat Verbum
Romans
8:14-17
NT 6Quicum que enim Spiritus Dei
Romans
8:31-35, 37-39
NT 7Quid ergo dicemus ad haec
Romans
11:33-36
NT 8O altitudo divitiarum
1 Cor
13:1-7
NT 9Si linguis hominum
Eph
1:3-10
NT 10God the SaviorDieu le SauveurDe Deo SalvatoreReflection
Phil
2:6-11
NT 11Christus Jesus
Col
1:12-20
NT 12Gratias adamus Deo
1 Timothy
2:5-6, 3:16, 6:15-16
NT 13Unus enim Deus
1 Timothy
3:16
NT 14Qui manifestatus est
2 Timothy
2:11-13
NT 15Fidelis sermo
Titus
3:4-7
NT 16Cum autem benignitas
1 Peter
1:3-9
NT 17Benedictus Deus
1 Peter
2:21-24
NT 18Christus passus est
Rev
4:11, 5:9-10, 12
NT 19Dignus es, Domine
Rev
11:17-18, 12:10b-12a
NT 20Gratias adimus tibi
Rev
15:3-4
NT 21Great and MarvelousGrandes et MerveilleusesMagna et MirabiliaReflection
Rev
19:1-7
NT 22Salvation, Glory, and PowerLe Salut, la Gloire et la PuissanceAlleluia, Salus et gloriaReflection

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