Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriæ
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT
Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriæ,
libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum
de pœnis inferni et de profundo lacu.
libera eas de ore leonis,
ne absorbeat eas tartarus,
ne cadant in obscurum;
Sed signifer sanctus Michael 
repræsentet eas in lucem sanctam,
quam olim Abrahæ promisisti Abrahae 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 Abrahæ promisisti et semini eius.1

B. Britten sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
B. Britten sets stanza 2 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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1 Britten inserts here the following line from The parable of the Old Man and the Young: "And half the seed of Europe, one by one" and then repeats the line.


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Heer Jezus Christus (Offertorium in de Requiemmis)"
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Ofertori", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2014-06-22
Line count: 15
Word count: 78