Poulenc, Francis: Timor et tremor

Timor et tremor from ‘Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence’ (1939)

Timor et tremor venerunt super me, et caligo cecidit super me: miserere mei, Domine, quoniam in te confidit anima mea.

Exaudi, Deus, deprecationem meam, quia refugium meum es tu et adjutor fortis. Domine, invocavi te, non confundar.

Fear and trembling came over me, and darkness fell over me: have mercy on me, O Lord, for my soul trusts in you.

Hear, O God, my prayer, for you are my refuge and my strong helper. Lord, I have called upon you, I shall not be confounded.

Words: from the Book of Psalms
Music: Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)