Cristóbal de Morales: Manus tuæ, Domine

Cristóbal de Morales, Manus tuæ, Domine

Manus tuæ, Domine, fecerunt me et plasmaverunt me totum in circuitu: et sic repente præcipitas me? Memento, quæso quod sicut lutum feceris me et in pulverem reduces me.
Nonne sicut lac mulsisti me et sicut caseum me coagulasti? Pelle et carnibus vestisti me: ossibus et nervis compegisti me. Vitam et misericordiam tribuisti mihi et visitatio tua
custodivit spiritum meum.

Your hands have made me and have shaped me completely; will you suddenly destroy me? Remember that you have made me out of clay and will return me to the dust. Did you nor pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed me in skin and flesh; you did knit me together with bones and sinews. You granted me life and your mercy, and your care has preserved my spirit. (Job 10:8-12)