Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Blessed is the Man



Click on the icon above to hear Divna Ljubojevic and a few members of her Melodi Choir sing Blessed is the Man. It is very beautiful. Here is an English translation.

Blessed is the man, who walks not in the counsel of the wicked.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Salvation is of the Lord; and Thy blesssing is upon Thy people.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirt, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God!


  • In the first line: man. Of course, it means human - every human  person.
  • Serve the Lord with fear. This doesn't mean to be afraid of God, but  that I would fear anything that could take me from God, or cause  me to lose the Holy Spirit.
  • Taking refuge in God. To hide in God against the soul-dangers. Some prayers to the Mother of God speak of our flying to her.
  • The word alleluia. It almost sounds like babbling or an infant's  sound. It's a good word when ordinary language fails us before  God. It is said that alleluia is the one angel-word we're privy  to. 

6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful to listen to, you almost wouldn't care that you don't understand the words as they transport you to a higher place. Alleluia

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  2. Today reminds us that our faith begins and ends with the Body and Blood of Jesus. Without his Blessing Hand, we are nothing.

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  3. There are many things that can take us from God. It is easier to lose your way than to stay on the path. I know there are times in my life where I have lost God completely, or have been distracted from what is important, but when I find my way back, I have the comfort of knowing that although I abandoned Him, He was with me on the detours. Here I feel as though I can follow a beacon and it keeps Christ in my sights.

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  4. I'm glad you've found the posts. Thanks for your humility and honesty. It's raining here today (and through the night). If it's raining by you too - let's enjoy the gift.

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  5. Olivia JaramilloJune 19, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    I remember that you have used the melodic Divna Ljubojevic before. She has a beautiful expression of each song to complement your posts. I went out an purchased one of her albums after the very first time you had one of her songs in a post. It opened up a whole new appreciation of religious music for me.

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  6. For me too! She has a Christmas album which features (not carols as we know them in the West) but pieces from the Eastern Christmas liturgy.

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