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Domine Jesu Christe (1948) Op. 9

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Requiem (Op. 9)

Domine Jesu Christe

Domine Jesu Christe, rex gloriae,
libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu.
Libera eas de ore leonis,
ne absorbeat eas Tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum:
sed signifer Sanctus Michael
repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam
quam olim Abrahae promisisti, et semini eius.
Hostias et preces tibi, Domine, laudis offerimus:
tu suscipe pro animabus illis,
quarum hodie memoriam facimus;
fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam
quam olim Abrahae promisisti, et semini eius.

Domine Jesu Christe

Lord Jesus Christ, king of glory,
deliver the souls of all the faithful departed
from the punishments of hell and from the deep lake.
Deliver them from the mouth of the lion,
lest Tartarus swallow them up, lest they fall into darkness:
but let the standard-bearer Saint Michael
bring them back into the holy light
which you once promised to Abraham and his seed.
We offer prayers and sacrifices of praise to you, Lord:
you receive them on behalf of those souls
whose memory we recall today;
cause them, Lord, to pass from death to the life
which you once promised to Abraham and his seed.


Maurice Duruflé was a French composer, organist, and teacher.

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