verse beg. Deus deus meus (rex) omnipotens

  • Latin
  • prose
First words (verse)
  • Deus deus meus (rex) omnipotens

The texts listed here differ considerably between themselves.

f. 34r
Final part only. The preceding leaf is wanting.
ff. 48r.16–50r.14
rubric: ‘Alma confessio’
beg. ‘Deus, deus meus, omnipotens ego’
f. 2va–3rb
rubric: ‘De conscientiae reatu ante altare’
beg. ‘Domine, deus omnipotens, ego humiliter te adoro’
f. 180v
rubric: ‘Confessio sancti Patricii episcopi’
beg. ‘Deus, Deus meus, rex omnipotens ego’
The use of Confessio foll. by the name of a figure of authority in the heading is also applied, in this part of the manuscript, to Gregory and Alcuin.
  • Latin
prose (primary)
Associated items
Ante oculos tuos DomineAnte oculos tuos Domine

Latin prayer attested in early Irish or Irish-influenced manuscripts (though probably not of Irish origin).




Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Kuypers, Arthur B., The prayer book of Aedeluald the bishop, commonly called the Book of Cerne, Cambridge: at the University Press, 1902.
Internet Archive: <link>
95–99 Version from the Book of Cerne.
[ed.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson [ed. and tr.], The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, Henry Bradshaw Society, 13, 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction

Volume 2: Translation and notes

Manuscripts used, with sigla:

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213–216 Version from the Angers MS.
[ed.] Berger, Samuel, “Confession des péchés attribuée à saint Patrice”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 155–159.
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Version from the Angers MS.
[ed.] Warren, Frederick E., The liturgy and ritual of the Celtic church, Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1881.
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185–187 Version from the Basel MS.
[ed.] Forbes, Alexander Penrose [ed.], Liber Ecclesiae Beati Terrenani de Arbuthnott: missale secundum usum Ecclesiae Sancti Andreae in Scotia, Burntisland: E Prelo de Pitsligo, 1864.
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xlii–xliv Version from the Basel MS.
Translation wanted
Dennis Groenewegen
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November 2020, last updated: June 2023