Behold how the just man dieth, and no one perceiveth in his heart; and the just men are taken away, and no one considereth; the just man has been taken away from before iniquity, * and his memory shall be in peace. V. Like a lamb before his shearer he kept silent, and opened not his mouth; He was taken away from distress, and from judgment. And his memory shall be in peace. Behold how the just man dieth... (Tenebrae of Holy Saturday, 6th responsory.)
R. Ecce quomodo moritur justus, et nemo percipit corde: et viri justi tolluntur, et nemo considerat: a facie iniquitatis sublatus est justus:
* Et erit in pace memoria ejus.
V. Tamquam agnus coram tondente se obmutuit, et non aperuit os suum: de angustia, et de judicio sublatus est. Et erit in pace memoria ejus. Ecce quomodo moritur justus...
|The Entombment of Christ, Rogier van der Weyden, 1450|