Miserere et parce

                                                                                                                                      St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK
                                                                                                                                            (verses 1, 2, 6 - 9)

                               

                                 Refrain:

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                                                     * “Quia peccavimus tibi”  sung at the end of each verse


                                   Repeat refrain:

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Have mercy, and spare your people, O most merciful Lord: 
For we have sinned against You.

                        

                                Verses:

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1.   Prostrate, we all weep laying open to You the secret sins we have
      committed, we beg forgiveness from You, O God.
      For we have sinned against You.


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2.   Receive the priests’ prayers, and whatever they ask, abundantly
      grant; and have mercy on your people, O Lord.   
      For we have sinned against You.


                                   (Note: verses 3 to 5 not in recording)

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3.   You have brought your wrath upon us; our sins have grievously
      bent us over, and we languish, with all hope gone. 
      For we have sinned against You.


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4.   We have been given over to unimaginable evils, and every evil has
      flooded over us, and we have called out, and heard nothing.
      For we have sinned against you.


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5.   We all cry out, we all implore You, penitent, we turn to You with
      tears, to you whose wrath we have ourselves provoked. 
      For we have sinned against You.


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6.   Beseeching you, sighing we ask of you; O Jesus Christ, prostrate
      we pray You: may your power come to the aid of us wretches. 
      For we have sinned against You
.


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7.   Receive the confession of your people, which we pour out before  
      You as we mourn, and in our heart we groan for our sins. 
      For we have sinned against you.


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8.   We ask for peace; grant us peace; take away wars, and deliver us
      all: we ask You, O Lord, with humble prayer.  
      For we have sinned against You.


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9.   Incline your ear, O God most merciful; now let the stains of our
      sins be washed away and in kindness free us from perils. 
      For we have sinned against You.


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Ref.   Have mercy, and spare your people, O most merciful Lord: 
          For we have sinned against You.


Lent

Suggested use:  Mass:  Offertory, Communion


Note: The music for the above was typeset by the Society of St. Bede, and is from the Cantus Selecti (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1949, page 44) which is in public domain and may purchased at solesmes.com  .

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