Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. In the midst of life, we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour? Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
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- by John (Milford) Rutter, CBE (b. 1945), "Agnus Dei", from mass Requiem, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Arrigo Enrico Boito (1842 - 1918) ; composed by Giuseppe Verdi.
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