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Aspérges me. Dómine, hyssópo, et mundábor: lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor. Miserére mei, Deus, secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam.
P.Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
S.Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen. Aspérges me. Dómine, hyssópo, et mundábor: lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.
Thou shalt sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall become whiter than snow. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.
P.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
S.As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Thou shalt sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall become whiter than snow.
Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam. S.Et salutáre tuum da nobis.
P.Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
S.Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
S.Et cum spíritu tuo.
Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
S.And grant us Thy salvation.
P.O Lord, hear my prayer.
S.And let my cry come unto Thee.
P.The Lord be with you.
S.And with thy spirit.
Exáudi nos, Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, ætérne Deus, et míttere dignéris sanctum Angelum tuum de cælis, qui custódiat, fóveat, prótegat, vísitet, atque deféndat omnes habitántes in hoc habitáculo. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
P. Let us pray. Hear us, O holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, and vouchsafe to send Thy holy Angel from heaven, to guard, cherish, protect, visit and defend all that are assembled in this place: Through Christ our Lord.
Asperges Me is a Latin antiphon said or sung in all seasons except the Easter (Paschal) season and Palm Sunday. It traditionally accompanies the Asperges, the ritual sprinkling of the congregation by the celebrant with holy water, as part of an entrance ritual, symbolising the cleansing of the people. Its words are taken from Psalm 51 (50).
From Easter until Pentecost, Asperges me is replaced by the more lengthy and florid antiphon, Vidi aquam.