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    There seems to be quite a lot of people who can understand latin on this board, so can someone please give me a rough translation of the following.

    Jesu, redemptor omnium,
    salutis anchora
    audi preces clamantium
    et mitis adjuva.
    Tu sola spes, et saucii
    medela cordis es:
    te tot malorum conscii
    rogamus supplices

    Aufer tenebras sensibus,
    et lumen ingere:
    tuum timorem mentibus
    cultimque subjice.
    Fac ut voluntas indoli
    semper respondeat
    laborque viris ingeni
    infractus augeat.

    Da sic magistris obsequi,
    qui nobis imperant
    ne quand' ad iram conciti
    se nimis torqueant.
    Da literus quas discimus
    sic ut'in posterum
    ut gloriam dum vivimus
    tuam sonent. Amen

    Its our school song which i had to sing the other day, but i dont have a clue wjat it means.

    thanks for any help!
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    ooh I know what school you go to now
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    http://www.oldtamensians.co.uk/thepast.html


    Jesu, redemptor omnium, (Jesu redemmer of us all)
    Salutus anchora (The anchor of our life)
    Audi preces clamantium, (Hear Thou the prayers of those who call)
    Et mitis adjuva (And lift us in the strife)
    Tu sola spes, et saucii (Thou art our hope, Thy touch alone)
    Medela cordis es: (The wounded heart can heal)
    Te tot malorum conscii, (The many ills of life we own)
    Rogamus supplices. (And for thy pardon kneel)
    Aufer tenebras sensibus, (From all our hearts lift shadows here)
    Et lumen ingere: (And pour on them Thy rays)
    Tuum timorem mentibus (May they be moulded by Thy fear)
    Cultumque subjice. (And built upon your praise)
    Fac ut voluntas indoli (To all our powers of work for Thee)
    Semper respondeat, (May answering wills be found)
    Laborque viris ingeni (That, when applied, these powers may be)
    Infractus augeat. (Increased by labours round)
    Da sic magistris obsequi, (May teachers who direct our ways)
    Qui nobis imperant, (Find our obedience such)
    Ne quand' ad iram conciti (That none of us their wrath may raise)
    Se nimis torqueant. (Or vex them overmuch)
    Da literis quas discimus (Grant us to use in other days)
    Sic ut in posterum, (The lore Thou dost impart)
    Ut gloriam dum vivimus (That while our life shall last, Thy praise)
    Tuam sonent. Amen. (May echo from our heart).
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    Sounds much better in English, then.
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    (Original post by d750)
    Sounds much better in English, then.
    If you can call that English.
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    ooh I know what school you go to now
    How do you know which school i go to???!!! :confused:
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    (Original post by Suzy_vet)
    How do you know which school i go to???!!! :confused:
    From the school song of course! backed up by your location
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    ok. you know it or you looked it up? are you from around oxford?
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    (Original post by Suzy_vet)
    ok. you know it or you looked it up? are you from around oxford?
    Looked it up I'm afraid, though I was tempted to claim I had an encyclopaedic knowledge of school songs. I'm from Oxford, you can probably worked out which school I'm at from past posts.
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    Looked it up I'm afraid, though I was tempted to claim I had an encyclopaedic knowledge of school songs. I'm from Oxford, you can probably worked out which school I'm at from past posts.
    Well, i have no idea, but im going to guess that since you do latin and your from oxford, maybe a private sssschool in the form of magdalen? i may be wrong, but apart from that i have no idea.
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    (Original post by Suzy_vet)
    Well, i have no idea, but im going to guess that since you do latin and your from oxford, maybe a private sssschool in the form of magdalen? i may be wrong, but apart from that i have no idea.
    correct, PM me if you want to talk about all the people you'll surely know from my school
 
 
 

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