Monday, April 02, 2007

Da pacem Domine

I've checked out the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's recording of some music of Arvo Pärt directed by Paul Hillier, and it is wonderful. The opening song is this text that I somehow feel would be worth praying and singing much more often in our churches these days:

Give peace in our time,
O Lord,
because there is none other
that fighteth for us,
but only thou, O Lord.

The Latin:

Da pacem Domine
in diebus nostris
quia non est alius
qui pugnet pro nobis
nisi tu Deus noster.

1 comment:

  1. My wife (a piano prof) recently turned me onto Pärt's music. I find it quite intriguing, and the music adds to the text rather than detracts from it.