Saturday, April 02, 2005

Et Cum Spiritu Tuo: Goodbye, Papa.


Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine
Secundum verbum tuum in pace:
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum
Lumen ad revelationem gentium,
Et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.*

This was dear to his heart.

*Now dismiss Thy servant, O Lord,
in peace, according to Thy word:
For mine own eyes hath seen Thy salvation
Which Thou hast prepared in the sight of all the peoples
A light to reveal Thee to the nations
and the glory of Thy people Israel.

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