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Requiem mass (Mass for the dead)

The text of the Requiem mass is not fixed, but these portions are most often set.
Requiem æternam dona eis Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis. Te decet hymnus Deus in Sion; et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem: exaudi orationem meam; ad te omnis caro veniet. Requiem æternam dona eis Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord: and let perpetual light shine upon them. A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion; and a vow shall he paid to Thee in Jerusalem: hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to Thee. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord: and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison
Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Dies iræ, dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.
Day of wrath! O day of mourning,
See fulfilled the prophets' warning; Heaven and earth in ashes burning.
Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quando judex est venturus;
Cuncta stricte discussurus!
Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth When from heaven the Judge descendeth, On the sentence all dependeth!
Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Per sepulchra regionum,
Coget omnes ante thronum.
Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth, All before the throne it bringeth.
Mors supebit et natura,
Cum resurget creatura,
Judicanti responsura.
Death is struck, and nature quaking
All creation is awaking
To its Judge an answer making.
Liber scriptus proferetur,
In quo totum continetur,
Unde mundus judicetur.
Lo! the hook exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgment he awarded.
Judex ergo cum sedebit,
Quidquid latet apparebit:
Nil inultum remanebit.
When the Judge His seat attaineth
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.
Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
Quem patronum rogaturus,
Cum vix justus sit securus?
When shall I, frail man, be pleading,
Who for me be interceding,
When the just are mercy needing?
Rex tremendæ majestatis,
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Salva me fons pietatis.
King of majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us!
Recordare Jesu pie,
Quod sum cause tuæ viæ,
Ne me perdas illa die.
Think, good Jesu, my salvation
Caused Thy wondrous Incarnation
Leave me not to reprobation.
Quærens me sedisti lassus,
Redemisti crucem passus;
Tantus labor non sit cassus.
Faint and weary Thou hast sought me,
On the cross of suffering bought me;
Shall such grave he vainly brought me?
Juste Judex ultionis,
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.
Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution
Grant Thy gift of absolution,
Ere that day of retribution.
Ingemisco tanquam reus,
Culpa rubet vultus meus,
Supplicanti parce Deus.
Guilty, now I pour my moaning,
All my shame with anguish owning:
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning.
Qui Mariam absolvisti,
Et latronem exaudisti,
Mihi quoque spem dedisti.
Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest.
Preces meæ non sunt dignæ:
Sed tu bonus fac benigne,
Ne perenni cremer igne.
Worthless are my prayers, and sighing;
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
Rescue me from fires undying.
Inter oves locum præsta,
Et ab hœdis me sequestra,
Statuens in parte dextra.
With thy favoured sheep, O place me,
Nor among the goats abase me,
But to Thy right hand upraise me.
Confutatis maledictis,
Flammis acribus addictis,
Voca me cum benedictis.
While the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with Thy saints surrounded.
Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis
Gere curam mei finis.
Low I kneel, with heart-submission;
See, like ashes, my contrition;
Help me in my last condition.
Lacrymosa dies illa,
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce Deus.
Ah! that day of tears and mourning!
From the dust of earth returning
Man for judgement must prepare him.
Spare, O God, in mercy spare hm!
Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis requiem.
Lord all pitying, Jesu blest,
Grant them Thine eternal rest.
Requiem Mass - Part II
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